New training center could lead to more well-paying jobs in Marshall County


BYHALIA, Mississippi (WMC) – The emphasis on job training in northern Mississippi could lead to well-paying jobs for residents.

Governor Tate Reeves was in northern Mississippi on Monday for the official opening of the Marshall County Workforce Training Center in Byhalia.

The training center provides students with hands-on training in a variety of fields.

“We will be able to provide training for the workforce here, training in areas such as computers, adult education, welding training, residential electricity, industrial electricity and a whole host of other types of flexible training programs for citizens and businesses and industries here, ”said Michael Heindl, president of Northwest Mississippi Community College.

The college is one of the main partners of the training center.

Reeves says the training center will play a vital role in the future of the region.

“It’s extremely important that we invest in our people here in northern Mississippi and this workforce training center is going to do just that,” Reeves said. “This will help train workers for jobs for the next 50 years. “

The training center is located near the three Marshall County industrial parks, which have attracted big names such as Amazon and Nike to northern Mississippi.

Growth shows no signs of slowing down.

In April, Amazon announced plans to build a second distribution center in Marshall County, in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park.

Amazon said it would create “hundreds” of jobs.

The Marshall County Industrial Development Authority said more than 1,200 people were already employed at Amazon’s first factory in the last quarter.

“We are very happy to be located in the heart of the action of all these companies,” said Heindl.

For more information on the programs offered at the training center, visit https://www.northwestms.edu/

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