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Night classes serve community
by Brant Sappington
Aug 23, 2013 | 65 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Alcorn County Career and Technology Center aims to use its adult night classes to meet the needs of the community.

The center recently kicked off the new semester of night classes for adults with a slate of courses designed to help people learn new skills and get a leg up on the job market.

Registration for the classes officially closed last Thursday, but Assistant Director Rodney Hopper said there are still some slots available in several courses including combination welding, machine shop and cake decorating and there may be spots in others as well. Anyone interested should call the center at 662-286-7727.

Hopper said they’ve had a great response to the courses this semester.

“We’ve had a really good turnout for a lot of our classes,” he said.

Currently there are around 150 people enrolled in the courses.

They work hard each semester to tailor the offerings to fit the needs of individuals and industries in the community.

He pointed to a very popular lawn and garden equipment repair class as an example of a course meeting several needs. The class gives people the knowledge to care for their own equipment and save money in a tough economy and could open the door to a job or business.

Each semester they conduct a survey to find out the kind of classes people are interested in seeing. They also meet with local industrial leaders to see what skills they’re looking for and how the center can provide needed training for current and potential employees.

“There’s a lot we can offer,” he said.

For more information call the career and technology center at 662-286-7727.
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