Winston County Economic Development District Partnership

Serving Noxapater and all of Winston County

311 W. Park St., Louisville MS 39339
Phone: 662-773-8719 Fax: 662-773-8909

Workforce Training

Community College Workforce Development Programs

East Central Community College (ECCC) provides general and customized workforce training to meet the specialized needs of industry as well as the more general needs of residents:

  • Preemployment training to help learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed before employment with a company. Businesses often select employees from these classes.
  • Postemployment training to help employees acquire technical skills using specialized equipment in settings that often cannot be simulated outside the industrial facility. Company personnel are often engaged as instructors, and training continues until the new employee can work independently.
  • Upgrade training to prepare an individual for advancement in responsibilities or job classification. This type of training is unique to the industries served and covers a wide range of topics.
  • Retraining to enable employees to gain new skills needed in response to changes in production processes or technologies.
  • Development of Training Materials for use by businesses and industries. In collaboration with the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University, the ECCC workforce development coordinator oversees the development of training manuals, videos, and CDs customized to the individual industry.

Training is also available to help supervisors improve skills in communication, problem solving, fact-based decision making, motivation, team building, managing change, and related topics.

Training courses are delivered not only on the ECCC campus in Decatur, Mississippi, but also at the Louisville Career Advancement Center at the heart of Winston County as well as several other sites.

Louisville Career Advancement Center – Louisville, MS

Courses offered at the Louisville Center focus on building skills in the areas of

  • manufacturing
  • industrial maintenance
  • computer applications
  • electrical work
  • plumbing
  • heating and air conditioning.

Specialized training for specific industries can be provided through the center or at the workplace.

WIN Job Centers

Mississippi’s Workforce Investment Network (WIN) offers a one-stop approach to employment and training services, serving employers and job seekers alike. It brings together available federal, state, and local workforce programs and services and makes them readily accessible via WIN Job Centers and Internet sites.

Each center provides easy access to services in the areas of employment, education, training, human services, and economic development.

A WIN Job Center in Louisville is managed by the Three Rivers Planning and Development District in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Call the district office at 662-489-2415 or the Louisville center at 662-773-5051 for more information.

Services for Employers

  • access to a database of qualified workers
  • assistance in writing job descriptions
  • Internet access for posting job listings and reviewing resumes
  • recruitment and screening of job candidates
  • proficiency testing of employees
  • information about on-the-job training programs
  • training of new employees
  • up-to-date information on the labor market and wages
  • information about Work Opportunity Tax Credits
  • notices of upcoming job fairs
  • guidance and forms for filing a NAFTA or Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition
  • information about Rapid Response services in case of layoffs
  • information on NAFTA and TAA benefits for employees

Services for Job Seekers

  • career and aptitude assessment
  • assistance with job searches and placement
  • Internet access for use in posting resumes and conducting job searches
  • access to office equipment such as computers, a copier, and a fax machine
  • use of resume preparation software
  • tips on successful interviewing
  • labor market information
  • career assistance for veterans and ex-offenders
  • information on the Workforce Investment Act core, intensive, and training services
  • information on unemployment insurance benefits
  • information on NAFTA and TAA benefits for employees
  • referrals to sources of workforce training
  • guidance on obtaining assistance with math and reading skills
  • information and referrals for child care, transportation, and other support services
  • referrals to rehabilitation services when needed