BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Students and non-students alike now have access to real-world work experience through a new program at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
"This will provide training for all of our industries to use and all of the employees to use to re-skill themselves or to get themselves in a better position," NEMCC President Ricky Ford said.
He announced Northeast's Online Workforce College.
Both students and non-students can use more than 700 online modules to learn new skills, brush up on existing ones and more.
It is all free.
Kyle Carpenter, the Workforce e-learning administrator, said this program will alter how companies train their workers.
"I think this is gonna change the workforce because it just gives them a little bit more of a broader spectrum of how to do the training," he said. "They don't have to pull their employees off the floor to do the training. So it just gives them a better opportunity to, to get to the online courses and kind of do it at their own time."
Assistant Workforce Director Greg James said the modules vary in length.
"The people that are taking the class can do it online, at home, during off-time at work if they've got a machine down or if they're doing scheduled maintenance. They can run in and do it there," James said.
James added this will have a huge impact on companies' productivity because they will no longer have to pull several workers off the floor at once for class training.