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WIA Services

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program at Southwest Mississippi Community College (SMCC) works with the local WIN Job Center and Central MS Planning and Development District (CMPDD). The WIA Program provides an Individual Training Account (ITA) to qualifying students attending approved Career-Technical Programs at SMCC. WIA is based on need and ability; however, it is not an entitlement program.

The WIA goal is to equip students with professional skills and related credentials to successfully join the workforce in his or her chosen field of study. ITA applicant interviews are scheduled with representatives from the WIN Job Center and SMCC before the beginning of each semester.

Considerations for ITA:

  • Mississippi Residency
  • Financial Need
  • Grades and Test Scores
  • 3 Next Job Modules
  • Choices Inventory
  • WIN Pretest
  • CRC Exam

ITA Funds Pay For:

  • Books
  • Tuition
  • Some Fees
  • Course Requirements

Approved WIA Career-Technical programs include:

  • Accounting Technology
  • Associate of Science Degree Nursing
  • Automotive Technology, Certificate
  • Business and Marketing Management Technology 
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Early Childhood Development Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Health Care Data Technology/MOT
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Microcomputer Technology
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Office Systems Technology
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Process Operations Technology
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Well Construction Technology

Approved WIA Workforce programs include:

  • Emergency Medical Technology - Basic
  • Industry Training

Contact Information

WIA Educational Coordinator
Regional Workforce Training Center
Room 128
(601) 276-3802