Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

Workforce and Training

Proven performance, WINning collaboration

Washington County, MS - An ACT Workready Certified Community

It matters not where one may journey in Washington County, a hardy handshake and a smile can be found around every corner.  There is a sense of pride and hunger for bigger and better, unmatched anywhere in this great country. While Mississippi ranks #1 in competitive cost for labor, quality is what brings industry to our state and to our county. We know how to grow, and we’ve been ahead of the curve in growing a world-class system to address current and future needs of the workforce. 

This system incorporates Mississippi’s Workforce Investment Network (WIN) and the community college system to create and advance a workforce that is second to none. And here in Washington County, your operation will reap the gains of the powerhouse partnership between the Washington County’s WIN Jobs Center and Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) Charles C. Capps Technology Center.

In a global race, a critical WIN: Washington County’s WIN Center is a one-stop resource combining education, human services, training and economic development all under one roof. Connecting employees with skills and employers with quality candidates, the WIN Center is a vital connection point that helps keep our business and industry running ahead.

From CDL’s and PLC programming to Customer Service and Craft skills, the Workforce Education Division of MDCC, the Capps Technology Center is another tool in your arsenal of overcoming the demands and obstacles that you face. Working alongside the WIN Center, the Capps Center will provide rapid responses in the form of customized, quick turn-around training that can result in nationally recognized certifications and other job readiness skills that you require.  Should you not know the solution; the Capps Center can consult with you and formulate one.

Whether you have a well vetted curriculum or need one located or developed, your specifications are the driving force behind the Capps Center training.  When Mars Foods expanded its production lines with new, cutting-edge equipment in 2007 and 2011, MDCC and Capps made the difference.   As Renea M. Weathington, Mars Foods North America human resources manager noted, MDCC and Capps training “has positively impacted machine/process downtime, improved production capabilities, quality, and reduced waste.” Furthermore, in October 2014, Mars Foods announced its third expansion, a $31 million project which increased capacity and included a state-of-the-art Research and Development Application Center to support the company’s global innovation efforts.

Should you want to start anew or expand, our workforce development professionals will help your operation achieve breakthrough performance.  In a short period of time you will become aware of one fact; it is not that you can afford to do business here, but that you can’t afford not to!

CAPPS Technology Center: 920 Hwy. 82 West | Indianola, Mississippi 38751 | 662.887.2876
WIN Job Center of Greenville, MS: 800 MS-1  | Greenville, MS 38703  | (662) 332-8101

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Debra Wintory

Chamber Director

Land here, lead here in Washington County.

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