Skilled to Work: Tiger Apprenticeship Program at NEMCC

A program at Northeast Mississippi Community College is providing students with internship opportunities.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 1:43 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 2:07 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A program at Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) is providing students with internship opportunities.

The Tiger Apprenticeship Program at NEMCC was created two years ago as a way for students to network with various industries.

“They get to come in on an interim basis and work,” NEMCC President Ricky Ford said. “They can actually learn the skills while on the job training. So, it’s a win-win situation for the college and the students.”

This year’s program begins in November.

One student, Caleb Melton, a sophomore drafting major, interviewed for the program during Tiger Apprenticeship Interview Day on Wednesday.

He expressed his nervousness and excitement for the program.

“One of the things I pride myself on is my work ethic, and I'm lucky enough to have parents that taught me how to work hard.”

Melton, along with other students, will have to wait until November to learn if they have been selected to participate in the program.

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