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Coahoma County, Mississippi

Clarksdale lands grant for career academies and readiness July 06, 2021

The Clarksdale Municipal School District was awarded close to $60,000 in grant funding to promote digital learning and the implementation of career academies aimed at increasing career readiness and enhancing Clarksdale’s workforce.

Delta Regional Authority Awards Grants for Economic Recovery November 30, 2020

Delta Regional Authority announce awards for the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative to support workforce training and education in rural communities.  ACT congratulates the grantees in their awards and applauds their innovative solutions.

  • Southeast Arkansas College, $130k:  Establish certificate program for Supply Chain Technology; train 45 workers
  • Restore Hope, Little Rock, AR, $130k:  Recovery-to-Work program in metal fabrication sector for individuals affected by substance abuse disorder; 16 workers
  • Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, Portageville, MO, $150k:  Agri-biz work-based learning; train 50 workers
  • Missouri State University, West Plains, MO, $95k:  Robotics training; 50-75 workers
  • ProGeny Place, Memphis, TN, $102k:  Food-based manufacturing and distribution certificates for victims of domestic violence; 20 workers
  • Rural Health Association, Decaturville, TN, $149k:  Pre-apprenticeships for nuring aids and assistants; 500 workers
  • theCO, Jackson, TN, $77k:  Dev Catalyst Alumni Program in computer science, web development, and data management; 1,800 workers
  • Griot Arts, Clarksdale, MS, $127k:  Internship-to-Job Pipeline; 35 workers
  • Research Park Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA, $150k:  Expands Apprenti Louisiana to 57 parishes; 48 workers
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, $150k:  Boost cybersecurity knowledge to re-employ workers displaced in cybersecurity/cyberdefense
  • University of Holy Cross/Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA, $150k: Bachelor degree completion in Culinology; 10 workers  
A sign of the things to come July 22, 2019

On Tuesday morning, Delta Strong and the Mississippi Development Authority announced a 50-job project in Clarksdale, where Chicago-based Images Industries plans to relocate its operation to Coahoma County.

Delta seeks to reverse population loss with new jobs and WRC June 29, 2019

The population of the Mississippi Delta continues to decline, but the Delta Strong project of the Delta Council strives to make sure workers are trained and ready when needed by industry by providing training through the ACT Work Ready Communities program.

BILL CRAWFORD: Moving to market based testing in high schools makes sense January 28, 2019

More and more industries and college technical training programs require employees to take the national WorkKeys test, which assesses a person’s readiness for employment in different types of jobs. In response to this demand, more and more communities are moving to become “work ready” communities