Sen. Angela Hill Supports $6 Million Workforce Training Program Grant to State Colleges.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 18th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

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The Picayune Item reports that Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill spoke at Pearl River Community College Monday in support of the Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training program.


The program, MI-BEST, was implemented at the college as a way for adult basic education students to become better prepared for the workforce.

PRCC President Dr. William Lewis said the program is a “unique network of support for developing the basic education program.”

Lewis said Pearl River County received $600,000 as part of a $6 million grant that was distributed statewide.
As a member of the state senate education committee, a former educator and a PRCC graduate, Hill was introduced by Dr. Scott Alsobrooks as a strong supporter of the program.

“I want every able-bodied citizen in Mississippi to have a job whether they want one or not,” Hill said.

She said she aims to create a pipeline of education leading to the workforce, especially skilled labor, creating “upward mobility” in the state economy.

“I don’t want people already paying taxes to pay more; I want more people paying taxes,” Hill said.