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MSU Extension offers workforce development

MSU Extension Service

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Mississippians can apply to participate in an upcoming workforce development program to help them get work-from-home jobs.

The program recruits, trains, places and mentors participants for full-time or part-time customer service jobs. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is implementing the program in partnership with community colleges, WIN Job Centers and public libraries.

The pilot program initially will be offered in Verona, Mathiston, Scooba/DeKalb and Biloxi.

Applicants must be self-motivated, be age 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and have Work Keys certification. They must own a computer no more than four years old with DSL or cable internet connectivity. They must also possess basic computer skills with the ability to type at least 35 words per minute.

The program format will be determined once applicants are selected. The program can be taught in a one-week format Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It can also be taught in a four-week format Monday through Friday for four hours each day in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Participants who successfully finish the course and apply for at least three jobs will be reimbursed the $50 course fee.

To apply for the program, visit the Digital Works website at http://www.digitalworksjobs.com and select the nearest facility. For applicants without a nearby facility, select MSU Extension satellite. For more information, contact the local MSU Extension office.

Released: February 21, 2017
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