FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - As the job market continues to take a hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Careers Path Program at Itawamba Community College continues to train students for success.
“What we’re really focused on is finding programs that individuals can come participate in,” said Josh Gammill, a pathway coordinator.
Programs can range anywhere from nursing, and other medical fields, to engine repair and HVAC instruction.
While fields require two years, other certifications can be earned in a matter of months.
“The idea is that they get their certificate of completion, and at that point, once they’re done, they’ll either be ready to enter the workforce and go get a job that is ideally going to have pretty sustainable wages,” Gammill said.
And while keeping pandemic-friendly options in mind, some pathways have gone virtual.
“Forklift operator training, scissor lift training, a few of those,” Gammill said. “We call it a hybrid class.”
He said participants will learn the basics and safety online and then learn in-person.
Other programs jump straight from the computer to the real work, offering students the chance to get hands-on experience in the field.
As the pandemic continues to leave many people without a job, Gammill said now is the perfect time to sharpen your skills. He said it’s not too late to sign up.
Visit iccms.edu/workforce for more information.