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VWSD to offer job training for parents

By Brandon O'Connor, The Vicksburg Post

Posted June 12, 2017 in News

Mississippi Workforce Development

Originally posted on The Vicksburg Post

Parents of Vicksburg Warren School District students will soon have the chance to participate in a workforce development course offered by the VWSD and based upon the Leader in Me curriculum and VWSD career academies.

Through a partnership with the Mississippi Department of Human Services and the USDA, parents will have the opportunity to participate in the 15-month course starting in the fall.

“The whole purpose of this is to provide the absolute single best workforce, the single best-educated group of people in the United States,” VWSD superintendent Chad Shealy said. “We are starting with our city and we are investing in that.”

The course is open to unemployed parents of VWSD enrolled children currently receiving SNAP benefits and those parents’ children between the ages of 16 and 21. The course will be offered four nights a week and run in 10-week intervals for 15 months.

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