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JCJC manufacturing/machining program earns national accreditation

A plaque signifying JCJC's accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills was proudly displayed Thursday. A plaque signifying JCJC's accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills was proudly displayed Thursday.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County Junior College's Manufacturing and Machining Program has earned a Level I Machining Skills accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

It's the first post-secondary program in the state to receive the accreditation.   

The school has been working for five years to achieve the goal.

"It's great to be able to go on the NIMS website and see Jones County Junior College first...first in the State of Mississippi," said Jerry Hamm, machine shop instructor.

"I think it will make me in demand, it will make me competitive in the market," said Jeff McDade, a sophomore student from Laurel.

"We have been graduating students for many years out of the program with our state credentials, but we wanted to go for a national credential, because that's what business and industry is looking more toward now," said Dr. Shannon Campbell, dean of Liberal Arts, Industrial Sciences and the Advanced Technology Center at Jones County Junior College.

A $5 million federal WIRED Momentum grant helped kick-off efforts to seek accreditation.

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