Career & Technical Education
Career and Technical Education – High School and Community Colleges
MCEF has a commitment to train and develop a skilled workforce. MCEF’s initiative is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals, and train a quality workforce for the construction and manufacturing industries in the state of Mississippi.
Mississippi is a large state with 82 counties, 113 high school career and technical centers and 15 community colleges. In order to serve the entire state, MCEF has three area directors who are responsible for their respective geographic regions. Area directors work with the local career and technical centers, community colleges, and local contractors in credentialing, training, and in developing career paths in construction, industrial maintenance, and manufacturing.
MCEF has a 12-year partnership with MDE’s Department of Career and Technical Education to support all career and technical programs and implement the NCCER credentialing of all construction CTE students. The goal is to have a seamless transition from high school to college to apprenticeship to work.
There are approximately 5,000 students that are training in 106 high school career and technical centers out of 113 centers in the state of Mississippi and approximately 450 students in the community colleges studying various career and technical trades.
Click here for a list of community college career and technical centers.