November 2, 2020 - 3:57pm
Amber Cobb of Hattiesburg is one of several Pearl River Community College students doing an internship this semester thanks to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Cobb, 37, a graduate of South Jones High School, is doing her internship at Chain Electric of Hattiesburg. Her husband, Charles, is a security officer at PRCC.
Internship programs through PRCC provide work-based learning experiences that are as beneficial for students as their classroom time.
The PRCC WIOA Internship program is funded thanks to a grant by the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District (SMPDD). Interns are selected by instructors and paid through the grant.
Cobb, a sophomore, is a Phi Theta Kappa and National Technical Honor Society student. She also served as secretary for DECA. She plans to find a job in finance.
Cobb was a work-study student for the Business Technology Department.
Ferrill says Cobb has had to overcome obstacles while working toward her degree.
Deloris Butler, PRCC WIN Case Manager, believes these internships are a plus all the way around for PRCC students.
Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia M. Seal, Director of Admissions and Records/ ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator at P.O. Box 5559, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060 or Maghan James, Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5805, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1132.