MGCCC spotlights adult education with MIBEST Week

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If you’re looking to further your education, MGCCC is reaching out to adults across the Coast about opportunities to expand your career horizons.

You’re never too old to continue your education. As part of MIBEST Week, MGCCC is holding outreach events across their four-county service area this week for their adult education program. MGCCC Director of Adult Education Kelly Parker said, “Students that have gone through it, we’ve seen a lot of success with them, we actually just hired a former MIBEST student in our adult-ed program, so that’s one of our big success stories.”

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Short for Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program, MIBEST is a program at MGCCC and other state community colleges focusing on workforce and college-readiness skills to prepare people for the job world in a wide range of fields.

A hands-on field like welding is one of the many adult education programs MGCCC offers. “If a student wishes to obtain their high school equivalency, while obtaining college credit hours, they have that option.”

With the opportunity for transportation and childcare help among other things, school officials hope the MIBEST program can help adult balance life while also looking ahead to the future. “Our end goal is family-sustaining wages and for a lot of people the first step in obtaining those family-sustaining wages is for them to obtain their high-school equivalency.”

MGCCC held their first information session Monday afternoon in Wiggins. Additional sessions will be held at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center and Biloxi Transit Station on Tuesday afternoon and another one at Wayne Lee’s Grocery in Lucedale on Thursday.