Co-Lin Career, Technical, & Workforce honors three local businesses
Co-Lin Career, Technical and Workforce Education Division recognized three businesses and industries for their service and partnership at the 2019 Business and Industry Appreciation Breakfast held at The Thames Center on the college’s Wesson Campus. The annual appreciation event is an opportunity to honor district businesses or organizations that have provided exceptional support for Co-Lin students and programs.
This year the President’s Award was presented to Simpson General Hospital. Simpson General has partnered with both the college’s Career-Technical Division and Workforce Education Division. On the Workforce side, they utilize Co-Lin Workforce staff to provide their in-house training. Simpson General also serves as a clinical site for Workforce’s Emergency Medical Technician program at the Simpson County Center. For Career-Tech, they provide LPN students with approximately 150 hours of clinical training during their second semester, offering excellent hands-on learning in labs, emergency room, and surgical care. They also allow students to complete the 45 transition hours needed prior to graduation under the direction of a licensed nurse at their facility. Many of these students find employment opportunities with them after graduation.
Receiving the Career-Tech Special Recognition Award was S&S Dragline Services. Ewing Sandifer of S&S has been a long-time supporter of the college in a variety of ways. Over the years, they have hauled equipment to various locations, donated equipment and labor for campus projects, and donated countless supplies when needed. Sandifer and S&S have been faithful supporters of the college for over 46 years.
The Workforce Special Recognition Award was presented to APTIV of Brookhaven. APTIV has a strong commitment to employee training and utilizes Co-Lin Workforce staff for training on anything from powered industrial trucks to workplace violence. Recently, APTIV began implementing the ACT Work Keys Assessment to find skilled employees for their Metrology Department. Using the assessment has allowed APTIV to find the right applicants for the right job.
For more information about Co-Lin’s Workforce Education Division, contact 601.643.8707.
Kimberly Potts (center) accepts the Workforce Special Recognition Award for APTIV of Brookhaven from Co-Lin’s Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education, Brent Duguid (left), and Dr. Jane G. Hulon, Co-Lin President.
Ewing Sandifer (center) accepts the Career-Tech Special Recognition Award for S&S Dragline Services from Co-Lin’s Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education, Brent Duguid (left), and Dr. Jane G. Hulon, Co-Lin President.
David Welch, Hospital Administrator (center) accepts the President’s Award for Simpson General Hospital of Mendenhall. Presenting the award were Co-Lin’s Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education, Brent Duguid (left), and Dr. Jane G. Hulon, Co-Lin President.