The State of Mississippi coordinates its workforce training programs through its regional community college system. Northwest Community College is responsible for the coordination and implementation of these programs for our area.
The Senatobia Campus of Northwest Community College serves Panola County and is located 25 minutes from Batesville. The Northwest Workforce Development Center offers customized, customer-driven training to existing, expanding, and new businesses and industry.
Although courses may be customized based upon the needs of employers and employees, Northwest Workforce Development offers the following courses in advanced manufacturing and industrial maintenance:
- Welding Training
- Industrial Hydraulics/Pneumatics
- Industrial Mechanical Skills Training
- Industrial Electrical Training
- National Electric Code Update
- Codeology (National Electric Code)
- CompactLogix/RSLogix 5000 Training
- NFPA 70E – Arc Flash Electrical Safety
- NFPA 70B Electrical Maintenance
- Introduction to Air Conditioning for Industry
- Basic Process/Control Instrumentation Training
- PLC 500 Training Program
- Basic Robotics/Automated Manufacturing Training
- Precision Manufacturing and Machining
- Manufacturing Skills Certification Program
Courses that address issues in safety, health, and OSHA compliance are also offered
How it Works
A custom industrial/manufacturing job-training program will be formatted and carried out in partnership with the company, at no cost to the business. State officials and company officials will communicate, plan, and mutually agree on a training plan that will meet the company’s start-up needs. Training programs may be delivered on campus and/or onsite.
Pre-employment training is available for up to six weeks for prospective employees. This training allows potential employees to demonstrate initiative and a willingness to learn specific job skills that will apply to the individual needs of an industry. During this pre-employment training, the company will participate in an advisory capacity and make hiring commitments with only those individuals who fully meet their needs.
These training programs are specifically designed to meet the individual needs of the employer and are structured with the assistance of the company. During this period of training, subsidy payments to help the company offset the OJT costs are also available.
Advanced Manufacturing Partners (A.M.P)
Northwest Mississippi Community College has partnered with several industries to provide paid internships for students in the Industrial Electronic Engineering Technology Program. To view a list of participating industries and learn more about the program, visit the A.M.P web page.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security through its WIN Job Centers, one of which is located in the City of Batesville, can assist the company in recruiting and pre-screening applicants for these training programs. Also, the WIN Job Center can direct qualified applicants, based on the company’s criteria, listed in their database to the company for direct employment.
- Career Readiness Certificates
- Job P.A.S.S. (Physical Assessment and Skills Simulation)
Batesville WIN Job Center
103 Woodland Rd. #16
Batesville MS 38606
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 am to 5 p.m., closed Wednesdays at 4 p.m.