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Career Development

WCCA partnered with Southwest Community College to provide a Career Courses to provided assistance for anyone interested in making a more informed decision regarding their life, study and/or work options. This program provides skills, knowledge and encouragement needed to get the most out of your desired career path.

What's the value of Career Development?

Many people become frustrated in school because they do not see the link between their coursework and future goals. Research shows; if somone understands the relationship between coursework and career planning activities, they can enhance their strenghts and better postion themselves for the future. 
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Why invest time and money into the courses?

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  • Career development allows an individual to discover who they are, what they like to do and what they do best.
  • There is often a limited amount of exposure to the full range of possible jobs that are available. Without exploration, students may simply resort to selecting careers they see in their immediate surroundings, on television or in the media rather than selecting options that aling with their own interest, skills and work ethic.
  • Nearly all careers require education beyond high school. Knowledge of certifications or degree opportunites, college options, entrance requirements, application process and financial aid is vital for students and families to learn. 
  • All students benefit from career development resulting in a personal learning plan and portfolio to guide them through the choice of apprenticeship, higher education, employment, military or entrepreneurship.

The following courses are designed for the individuals to work at their own pace anywhere during their free time.  They were designed by industry professionals and are considered entry level to help teach skills in certain career path. Once complete, you are encouraged to continue education earning a certification or degree from Southwest Mississippi Community College. 

Introduction to Careers

Provides an overview of a several careers without spending lots of time or money. Courses topics:Aviation, Automation, Machining, Engineering, Electricity, Hydraulics, Logistics, Manufacturing, NDE, Pneumatics, Robotics, Tools and Welding.  Cost $75.00

Career Edge

Provides soft skills and personal development skills to succeed in any career through time management, study skills, budgeting, team work, communication, professional branding (resume/portfolio), job search strategies, interview skills and more. Cost $75.00

Basic Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the production of a product by processing raw materials. This course will provided an overview of the type of skills needed for a variety of manufacturing jobs in the area, introduction to tools, types of material and metals and technology.  Cost $75.00



Customer Service

Customer service is the support and assistance businesses offer before, during, and after purchasing the products/services. This course will provide an overview of skills needed to help businesses create a long-lasting relationship with customers.  Cost $75.00                                                                                                                                                                  

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion focus on the key values for creating a fair and respectful workplace environment for everyone. This course will highlight the interpersonal skills that are needed for careers interacting with people, specifically those interested in leadership and management roles. Cost $75.00


Introduction to Electrical Technology

Introduction to the skills needed for a career in electrial field. The course provides guide to enhancing your skillset for handling electrical equipment and analyzing electricity sources. You will also get to learn about the electrical components and how they work. Cost $75.00


Risk Management & Compliance

Risk management and compliance create value to any business by mitigating threats and safeguarding a company’s operations and their reputation . This course will provide overview of what skills are needed and how they align with industry field standards for both corporate and Occupational Health and Safety (OHSA). Cost $75.00

Team Dynamics

Team dynamics describes the behavioral relationships between the members of a group. The dynamic between them includes how they interact, communicate and cooperate. This course will build skills that help with techniques for team building, training & development, and problem solving.  Cost $75.00


Introduction to Welding

Welding is the joining of metals. What welding does is join metals or other materials at their molecular level with the technology we have at the moment. This course will provided the basics of welding through an online classroom enviroment while reviewing the safety aspects and terminology of a variety of welding procedures. Cost $75.00

Small Engine

A small engine is one that is 25 horsepower or less and used throughout  homes, farms, and businesses to accomplish tasks that other equipment cannot do. This coures you will learn how to disassemble and reassemble a Briggs and Stratton Engine.  Call Kate Martens for more information 225-200-2082

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