CCC’s Workforce Center Adds Video Conferencing Technology

2014-04-03 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Brittany Davis, Assistant Director; (662) 621-4061 - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s Workforce Development Center is on its way to offering more services and trainings to an even wider area thanks to the recent addition of video conferencing equipment.

During the 2013 Legislative session, the Mississippi Legislature and Governor Phil Bryant passed a bill that provided an $8 million, one-time transfer into the Workforce Enhancement Training (WET) fund. The Mississippi Community College Board allocated a portion of those funds to allow colleges to purchase video conferencing technology, with the intent to establish and enhance workforce and career and technical online instruction and training.

CCC selected Polycom RealPresence Video Solutions as its vendor, and the video conferencing equipment was installed at the Workforce Development Center last week.

Steven Jossell, CCC’s Vice President of Workforce Development, said the new equipment is a great addition to the center.

“As a result of the availability of this technological resource, workforce trainers can interactively and efficiently compete and train beyond the Coahoma Community College service delivery area,” said Jossell. “Additionally, trainers can save time and expand their skills by participating in interactive seminars and workshops via video collaboration. By sharing and leveraging knowledge and limited resources, expenses are minimized and opportunities are limitless. We are excited about both resources as training tools for the businesses/industries in our catchment area.”