Bolivar workers better trained
Better-trained workers who have the skills to land a good job — and keep it — are key in a community.
A strong workforce invites new industry into an area, and from that point on, everyone benefits.
It also creates a situation for existing business to remain in the community and even expand.
That was the idea behind the Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center, an arm of Mississippi Delta Community College, and is located in Indianola.
Dru Morgan, the director of workforce education, met with the Cleveland Board of Aldermen Tuesday night to give them a piece of good news.
“Nine of 10 people find jobs within three months upon completing their training,” she said.
In Bolivar County alone, of the 13,790 employees, 8.9 percent have been trained by the center. That is 1, 226 people trained and employed in the county.