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Walmart Continues to Support MEC's Public Education Forum with $50,000 Grant

Walmart's Senior Manager of Public Affairs, Tice White (pictured right),
presents MEC's Senior Vice President of Foundations, Vickie Powell (pictured left),
with a $50,000 check for the Public Education Forum of Mississippi.

The Public Education Forum of Mississippi (PEF) received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation through the State Giving Program to support Mississippi Scholars and Mississippi Scholars Tech Master. The grant will expand and build both programs. Mississippi Scholars has grown from 2 pilot school districts and 24 graduates in 2004 to 91 school districts and more than 27,300 graduates in 2014. The Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program started in 2014 with 7 pilot counties and recognized 285 graduates with the Mississippi Scholars Tech Master designation and award. Currently, 47 counties and 71 school districts are enrolled in the program.  

The Mississippi Scholars program encourage and reward students for taking the Mississippi Scholars Course of Study – STEM curriculum. The Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program was created by some of the top business leaders in the state along with the Mississippi Department of Education to improve the state workforce readiness. The Tech Master program provides specific standards for a TECH-PREP course of study. Mississippi has evolved from a low-skill, low-wage job state to what is more commonly known as a middle-skill economy with well-paying jobs. These jobs require effective communication skills, solid basic math skills and the ability to think creatively and carry out multiple tasks in a progressive manner.

 

Mississippi Scholars Announces Tech Master Program to Focus on Career Technology Education (CTE)

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The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC), along with an influential group of leaders from some of the state’s largest employers, have joined forces to create a program that will help Mississippi move forward to improve its workforce readiness.

Washington County Awards Mississippi Scholars

Washington County Awards Mississippi Scholars

Washington County Mississippi Scholars were recently honored at a Mississippi Scholars Senior Awards Program.  Attending were Mississippi Scholars Presenters - 1st Row: (from left)Kim Dowdy, Cindy Deerman, Betty Lynn Cameron, Everett Chinn. 2nd Row: (from left) Keenan Davis, Gerald Husband, Evelyn Edwards, Jan Vaughn, Greg Hatley.