MCEF Names October Students of the Month

MCEF Names October Students of the Month

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Oct

2017

PEARL ― The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation is recognizing four top-achieving career and technical education students as its students of the month for October.Selected from MCEF’s four districts are Jordan Chadwell of Alcorn Career and Technology Center, Jodi Eby of Hancock County Career and Technical Cent ...
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Our attitudes must change to achieve future success

Our attitudes must change to achieve future success

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Sep

2017

When fortunetellers claim they can predict the future, in my opinion it’s best to move along and keep your money in your pocket.But I have no qualms about predicting the future when it comes to construction and manufacturing jobs. Nationally, the U.S. has been facing a shortage of workers in these key fields for several y ...
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MCEF Celebrates ‘Careers in Construction Month’

MCEF Celebrates ‘Careers in Construction Month’

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Sep

2017

PEARL ― October is National Careers in Construction Month, and the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation is taking steps to raise awareness of opportunities among industry and education leaders while introducing students to rewarding construction careers.Spearheaded by the National Center for Construction Educatio ...
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Competition Seeks to Build Future of Construction Industry

Competition Seeks to Build Future of Construction Industry

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Aug

2017

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PEARL, Miss. – Area high school students with a knack for construction are encouraged to showcase their skills during the upcoming Team Build Competition slated for September 15-16.Being held in conjunction with the North Mississippi Home & Garden Expo at the Tupelo Furniture Market, the competition allows multidiscip ...
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More of Mississippi’s Top Students Pursuing Career and Technical Education

More of Mississippi’s Top Students Pursuing Career and Technical Education

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Aug

2017

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PEARL ― The start of fall classes in Mississippi finds increased interest among the state’s top high school students in career and technical education, and the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation is doing its part to raise awareness about the professional success these pathways can bring."Today's career and te ...
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2017 Careers in Construction Month Proclamation

2017 Careers in Construction Month Proclamation

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Aug

2017

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PEARL ― Mississippi is leading again as one of the first states to proclaim October as National Careers in Construction Month.Spearheaded by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and declared by Gov. Phil Bryant as an official, month-long observance in Mississippi, the annual initiative inclu ...
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MCEF Encourages Students to Tell Their Stories

MCEF Encourages Students to Tell Their Stories

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Aug

2017

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PEARL, Miss. – If you are among the growing number of Mississippi students choosing career and technical education as a path to a multitude of rewarding professions, the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation wants to hear your story.By entering the second annual #MCEFWorks video contest, students in grades ...
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Mississippi Student Leaps From Obscurity to National Champion

Mississippi Student Leaps From Obscurity to National Champion

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Aug

2017

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PEARL, Miss. – Cauley Mayo’s journey to becoming one of the nation’s top craft and technical education students didn’t come a step at a time but in staggering leaps that shocked and amazed instructors and competitors alike.As an incoming freshman at East Central Community College a year ago, Mayo was acclimating to ...
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MCEF Honors 19 Graduates of Apprenticeship Programs

MCEF Honors 19 Graduates of Apprenticeship Programs

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May

2017

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Trade professionals complete four-year program toward journeyman statusPEARL ― Nineteen graduates of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation's apprenticeship program were honored recently for completing training requirements that move them one step closer toward becoming journeymen– the highest level in a trad ...
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MCEF Honors Winners of Statewide Craft Competition

MCEF Honors Winners of Statewide Craft Competition

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May

2017

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Top-performing trade professionals recognized at annual awards dayPEARL ― Seven of the state’s top-performing craftsmen were recognized as winners in the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation’s statewide craft competition during a recent awards luncheon in Pearl.Shane Brown (Broussard Mechanical) of Gulfport f ...
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