Month: October 2018

Mississippi Skills Index Announced: Index Sets Training Goals and Will Track Growth

The Skills Foundation of Mississippi was recently joined by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, members of the business community, educators, and career technical students at Hinds Community College in Pearl to launch a new tool aimed at measuring strategic workforce training growth for Mississippi. Economic growth in a high-tech economy has resulted in high demand for …

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C Spire, State Leaders Launch Software Development Pathway

C Spire executives and state education officials recently unveiled a new pilot program that uses customized curriculum developed from a successful non-profit coding academy in Water Valley, Mississippi to “fast track” creation of hundreds of new student academic and computer science career opportunities. The new program, called the C Spire Software Development Pathway, is a …

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division recently christened the guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)with approximately 900 guests in attendance. The ship is the 71st in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers and the 33rd built by Ingalls. Alfred Gray, a retired general and former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, …

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Six Destroyers in U.S. Navy Multi-Year Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $5.1 billion fixed-price incentive, multiyear procurement contract for construction of six Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III destroyers for the U.S. Navy. The contract includes options for engineering and post-delivery efforts, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately $5.25 …

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Cooperative Energy Pledges $187,500 To Mississippi Scholars Tech Master Program

Cooperative Energy has pledged $187,500 over the next five years to the Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program. The funding, which will be made in five $37,500 increments, will help Mississippi high school students prepare to take the next steps in career technical training. The Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program is an initiative of the Mississippi …

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Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi Creates 50 Jobs in Lee County

Automotive supplier Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi is increasing production in Lee County, investing $100 million and creating 50 jobs. “Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi’s growth in Lee County is strong indicator the state’s automotive industry continues to gain momentum and will be a major economic driver in North Mississippi and throughout the state,” Governor Phil Bryant …

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Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Highlights Growth, Success of Mississippi Industries

The MEC Governor’s Health Summit – Thursday, August 16, 2018, Governor’s Health Care Summit Highlights Growth, Success of Mississippi Industries MEC Chair Dan Rollins of BancorpSouth welcomed attendees to the morning sessions. Over 600 leaders in healthcare, business, and industry attended the recent Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit, held at the Jackson Convention Complex. Governor …

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Cooperative Energy Plans to Expand Solar Portfolio with New Delta’s Edge Facility

Hattiesburg-based Cooperative Energy recently announced plans to grow its renewable energy portfolio through an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES), with electricity to be generated at a 100 MW solar energy facility near Greenwood in Carroll County. The parties have executed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) whereby RES will design, develop, install and operate the …

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