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MCEF Opens Career Training Center in Pearl
as Part of 20th Anniversary Celebration


The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation recently unveiled its new career training center on June 1, marking a new era that builds upon a 20-year history of creating a stronger, better-prepared workforce for Mississippi.

The celebration began at 11 a.m. at 5165 Old Brandon Road in Pearl, where the state-of-the-art facility built specifically for adult craft learners was introduced. Joining special guests Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves were business and education leaders, national training representatives, members of the community and those who have benefited from MCEF’s influence. 

In addition to serving as one of the state’s largest training centers for career and technical professionals, the new facility will house MCEF’s state headquarters. There, trainers will prepare Mississippians for successful careers in construction and manufacturing while promoting job opportunities in the industry.

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Chawla Managment, Inc. Brings Trump Hotel Brand to Mississippi Delta

Trump Hotels announces the continued expansion of its hotel portfolio with the launch of its new midscale brand, American IDEA, a concept rooted in local history and neighborly service. Trump Hotels currently has three agreements signed for American IDEA properties in the Mississippi Delta area.

American IDEA hotels will be an alternative, for both g

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $3 Billion To Build Amphibious Assault Ship Bougainville (LHA 8)

“Our shipbuilders do an outstanding job building large-deck amphibious warships,” Ingalls Shipbuilding Presi...

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Gov. Bryant Bestowed Freedom of the City of London in Recent Ceremony


“My deepest gratitude goes to the City of London Corporation, its chairman Mark Boleat and Lord May...

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Gov. Phil Bryant Announces Creation of Ocean Task Force

The creation of the Ocean Task Force reinforces Mississippi’s commitment to the U.S. Navy and the maritime industr...

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Over 2,000 Attend MEC's 68th Annual Meeting April 27


Over 2,000 statewide elected officials and business and community lea...

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STAR Student Program Honors 285 Scholars - Most Ever in Program History

Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher - the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the stude...

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Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist Merge

“This merger will have a significant impact on health care and our communities,” said Jason Little, presiden...

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

“These Arleigh Burke destroyers provide our leaders with the ability to conduct a wide range of missions,” s...

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Entergy Opens Innovative Substation Training Facility in Clinton

“This is the only training facility of its kind in Entergy’s four-state utility service territory,” sa...

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