WIN in Mississippi

The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) in Mississippi is an innovative strategy designed to provide convenient, one-stop employment and training services to employers and job seekers. Combining federal, state and community workforce programs and services into physical locations and electronic sites, WIN In Mississippi creates a system that is both convenient and user-friendly.

WIN In Mississippi


MDES On the Job Training

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a program that assists employers in training new employees. The employee cannot have any prior experience in the job for which training is developed. Employers utilizing OJT may be reimbursed up to 50 percent (50%) of the wage rate of the new employee to cover the cost of training and supervision. The maximum time that an employer can be reimbursed is based on the skill level of the job and the content of the training. To participate an employer must:

•Offer a full time job
•Have an IRS identification number
•Have worker’s compensation insurance
•Maintain an adequate system of record keeping

If you are interested in applying for On-the-Job Training, please contact the nearest WIN Job Center for application details. If you have questions, you may contact the nearest WIN Job Center or e-mail us at


Central Mississippi Planning and Development District Work Force Training

South-central Mississippi Works is a consortium of seventeen Mississippi counties dedicated to improving the skill levels of area residents and, thus, improving their employment opportunities while ensuring that area employers have access to a skilled and productive labor force.
CMPDD, in partnership with Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development District, plans and coordinates workforce development activities from a variety of agencies and organizations to ensure a comprehensive approach to employment and training needs. “One-Stop” Career Centers, located throughout the area, provide job seekers, incumbent workers, and employers with information and assistance specific to their individual needs.


Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education

Local businesses, industries, agencies and other organizations benefit from their partnership with the Workforce Education Center at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. They are provided with educational and training programs that are designed to enhance an employee’s performance and thus potentially motivating employees, decreasing turnover and cost, and increasing productivity objectives. The Center is committed to developing a trained workforce for all employers located in the College service area, thus enhancing the economic growth of the region.

Where is Workforce Training Available?

Copiah-Lincoln Workforce Education serves employers in Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Simpson counties and is versatile when it comes to training locations. Classes are available at the company/plant site; Co-Lin campus facilities in Wesson, Natchez, or Simpson County; and mobile labs.

Basic Skills Training

The Basic Skills program provides employees in businesses and industries on-site training to acquire new knowledge and skills and upgrade existing skills or obtain a GED. Job-related forms and information can be incorporated into the curriculum of these programs, thus enhancing the skill development of the employee. Training topics have included but are not limited to the following: oral and written communication skills, sign language, basic computer operations, word processing and other software applications, Math, Reading, and Writing Skill Assessment, Math and Reading Refresher Classes, Grammar and Writing Refresher Classes, Pre-GED and GED Preparation, Classes English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes, Job Readiness Curriculum.


Small Business Development Center

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Small Business Development Center is a member of the Mississippi Small Business Development Center Assistance Network Program consisting of 9 centers located throughout Mississippi. The Objective of the Co-Lin SBDC Program is to provide up-to-date counseling, training and research assistance in all aspects of small business management. Whether you are an established business owner or a beginning entrepreneur, the Co-Lin SBDC can help you gain an advantage in building your business.