ERDC employees recently participated in an AutoCAD (computer-aided design) class at Hinds’ Emerging Technologies Training Center in the Mississippi Center for Innovation & Technology (MCITy).
“I knew that what I really wanted to do was drive a truck, so I decided I would take the time and go through a program”
“Hinds is a good partner and has been with us since day one. Our first maintenance techs came from Hinds through the industrial maintenance program,” said Continental Talent Acquisition Manager Darryl Jenkins, a Hinds alumnus and former employee. “They were the very first persons hired on for production.”
“We would never be able to do a program of this magnitude without that industry leadership”
The college’s partnerships with these industry leaders grew out of a need the companies had for trained employees. Hinds worked with them to craft training structures and time schedules that fit their needs, not traditional academic schedules.
Complete with the “Eat Mor Chikin” mascot, the much-anticipated Chick-fil-A officially opened on Feb. 16 in the Student Union Building on the Raymond Campus.
“I always wanted to do engineering,” Harris said, “that’s why I took the classes that I did, because I knew engineering principles would be part of the curriculum.”
“I was looking to change some lives for the better,” Baird said. “I couldn’t have been more delighted.”
“I got my foot in the door here, and the growth I’ve had has really helped me go a long way,”
“You want to go someplace you’re going to play. We want guys who are hungry to play. Junior college players are so crucial because they are immediately experienced”
Since coming to Hinds in 2017, he has been driven to positively impact citizens and industry partners in our communities. He particularly cherishes Hinds’ sponsored Registered Apprenticeship programs.