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
Wade Jones, president of East Mississippi Development Corporation, along with Debbie Mathis, Manger of Operations at East Mississippi Business Development Corporation kicked off Mississippi Scholars in November. Lauderdale County and Meridian Public Schools are joining more than 80 districts in the state that are taking part in the Scholars program. The program utilized local business leaders to motivate students to successfully complete a rigorous course of study during high school.