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PRCC and the City of Hattiesburg Offer CDL Training for City Employees

PRCC and the City of Hattiesburg Offer CDL Training for City Employees

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College and the City of Hattiesburg partner to provide city employees the opportunity to earn their commercial driver’s license at no cost to the employee.

Thursday, July 19th, Toby Barker, Mayor of Hattiesburg, and Pearl River Community College’s President, Dr. Adam Breerwood, hosted a joint press conference to announce a new agreement that would offer CDL classes to city employees. They both spoke about the importance of partnerships that will aid in the enhancement and development of the local economy and those in the community.

“We are trying to provide an even more valuable employee experience, while also equipping our employees with the skills they need to become better servants for the City of Hattiesburg” Barker said.

The City of Hattiesburg employs more than 660 individuals and in investing in those employees by offering this opportunity to increase their skill levels and advance their career pathways. The belief in their employees in evident by their commitment in securing professional development opportunities. Barker commented that they have received over 50 applications from their employees for this opportunity.

Dr. Breerwood stated that at the end of the day it’s important for PRCC to be invested in the community and to provide people with skills and opportunities they need to succeed.

“I think we’ve always taken great pride in being a home town community college. We’ve been asked to help the city with this essential training and we are happy to do so. We want to people to know that when they call we are here to help them... We want to be part of the solution to building a better tax base and helping the state of Mississippi” said Breerwood.

PRCC is looking forward to the future and understands the opportunities that a positive relationship like this can create.

“Municipal employees provide critical services to keep this city running on a daily basis. It just makes sense for PRCC to provide them an opportunity to add to their toolboxes,” said Terri Clark, Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education. “The shared vision that Dr. Adam Breerwood and Mayor Toby Barker have for combining our efforts to advance our community is going to continue to drive progress for years to come.”

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles: Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. Individuals who obtain a CDL may be qualified for careers in truck driving, delivery work, and more.

Anyone interested obtaining a CDL can contact Sheila Smith at 601-403-1241 or Mark Smith 601-403-1153. To locate more local training opportunities visit www.prcc.edu.

Toby Barker, Mayor of Hattiesburg, and PRCC President, Dr. Adam Breerwood, announce a partnership between the City of Hattiesburg and PRCC providing CDL training for city employees. They are joined by other PRCC representatives and city officials.

Photo caption: Toby Barker, Mayor of Hattiesburg, and PRCC President, Dr. Adam Breerwood, announce a partnership between the City of Hattiesburg and PRCC providing CDL training for city employees. They are joined by other PRCC representatives and city officials.

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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.

July 31, 2018 - 11:15am
 
Hancock County Alumni Scholarships Awarded

Hancock County Alumni Scholarships Awarded

Hancock - Tuesday, July 25, 2018, 10 students were honored for each receiving Pearl River Community College Hancock County Alumni Scholarships awarded through the College Foundation to at a dinner hosted by Coast Electric.

The Hancock County Alumni Chapter gave away $15,000 in scholarships to 10 students bound for Pearl River Community College. Coast Electric CEO Jon Barnes congratulated the upcoming freshman on their accolades and offered them advice on balancing their work load in college. Coast Electric has been hosting the scholarship dinner for the last 4 years and the Hancock County Alumni Scholarships have been being offered for the last 25 years.

J. Larry Ladner, alumni officer and 2018 PRCC Hall of Fame inductee, spoke about the important role a college experience can play in the future of these students and recounted instances of his time at PRCC, elaborating on how that time shaped his career and opportunities. He also introduced each scholarship recipient and asked them to express their thanks to those that helped them reach this point. Many students thanked God, family, and friends. Each student also won a PRCC themed door prize

“We try to help as many as we can and we feel like we have the opportunity to give the students a start in their career,” said the President of the Hancock County Alumni Chapter, Frank Ladner.

Dr. Adam Breerwood, President of PRCC, welcomed the scholarship recipients to the Wildcat Family and spoke about the fantastic faculty and staff to which he attributes much of the institution’s success. He also spoke about the importance of scholarships such as these being given when one of the top struggles a college student faces today is student loan debt. Dr. Breerwood thanked the Hancock County Alumni Chapter for giving back to this new generation of wildcats.

PRCC welcomes these new students and looks forward to seeing their successes in the future!

Hancock County Alumni Chapter present students with scholarships

J. Larry Ladner, PRCC Hancock County Alumni Chapter member, and Frank Ladner, PRCC Hancock County Alumni Chapter President, present local students with scholarships to attend Pearl River Community College. Recipients back row from left to right: Jay Larry Ladner, PRCC Hancock County Alumni Chapter member; Holly Maughan, Diamondhead; Dixie Chaplin, Waveland; Reece Necaise, Dedeaux; Frank Lander, PRCC Hancock County Alumni Chapter President. Front row left to right: Toure Powell, Bay St. Louis; Richard Holladay, Dedeaux; Jonovan B. Cucurullo, Bay St. Louis; Edwin Merwin, Picayune, MS.

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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.

July 31, 2018 - 11:38am
 
 
 
 
 
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