Skilled To Work: Industrial Maintenance

A state-funded program at Northeast Mississippi Community College is allowing students an opportunity to further their careers for free.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 9:59 AM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 9:59 AM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - A state-funded program at Northeast Mississippi Community College is allowing students an opportunity to further their careers for free.

The Industrial Maintenance Program teaches students how to fix technology in various industries. Students get to use the "Motor Control System," which is a hands-on simulator.

"Technology is changing, so it's good to keep up with the changes in the industry, especially at my age," Gary Peak said.

Peak is a new student in the program, who is ready to improve his job status.

"We are working to improve the lives of our students and help them get in the door to industries around North Mississippi," Instructor John Garner said.

This is a six to eight-month program that begins at 8 a.m. - Monday through Friday. There is no cost to join the program.

Anyone interested in joining the program can apply at the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in Corinth or New Albany.

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