MCEF honors RC graduates of Apprenticeship Program
Jun. 8, 2022
Source: Rankin County News
PEARL - Seven craft professionals from Rankin County are among 29 recent graduates of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation's apprenticeship program.
MCEF's apprenticeship program is approved by the Department of Labor and prepares craft professionals in eight trades: carpentry, electrical, HVAC, pipefitting, plumbing, sheet metal, welding, and interior finish. Students must work for an approved employer to be accepted into the four-year program, which includes a total of 576 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 on-the-job training hours. Students work during the day and take classes at night.
Graduates were honored during a recent graduation and awards ceremony hosted by MCEF. Also recognized were students with perfect attendance along with outstanding students rewarded for their positive attitudes, high GAs, and class involvement.
Area residents recognized are:
• Brian Adcox of Brandon, in- dependent contractor
• Jeremy Jones of Brandon, employed by Moses Electric
• Reginald McCoy of Brandon, employed by Moses Electric
• Dylan Moss of Brandon, employed by Synergy Electric
• Warren Powell of Pearl, employed by H&H Electric
• Jacobi Tucker of Brandon, employed by Elcon
• Austin Williamson of Pearl, employed by Moses Electric
"Graduates of the apprenticeship program are some of the most dedicated and hardest-working individuals I've ever met," said Mike Barkett, MCEF president. "Their employers also deserve credit for placing a high value on professional development and supporting employees who want to advance in their trades. Their participation helps ensure that Mississippi has a highly skilled workforce to support the state's growing construction and manufacturing industries.
MCEF is a non-profit educational foundation that provides NCCER craft training in and credentialing in more than 100 career and technical programs across the state. The foundation's mission is to train individuals for the construction and manufacturing industries in Mississippi.
MCEF also offers workforce training and credentialing in construction, industrial maintenance, and manufacturing trades. Learn more about MCEF at http://mcef.net.
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