JCJC's "Operation JumpStart" expands to Covington County - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

JCJC's "Operation JumpStart" expands to Covington County

JCJC logo. Photo Source JCJC JCJC logo. Photo Source JCJC
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from Jones County Junior College

Entrepreneurs in Covington County will now have the opportunity to realize their dreams of small business ownership with the help of Jones County Junior College's, “Operation JumpStart.” 

The program has expanded from Ellisville, Bay Springs, Waynesboro and Hattiesburg to Collins. 

This six-week course is a nationally-recognized, highly successful training model delivered to individuals who want to start or expand a small business. 

The Operation JumpStart: First Step curriculum teaches participants essential small business planning and preparation skills with practical hands-on training from experts in the field.

“By offering hands-on training and business advice from our business sponsors and business leaders, participants can be more successful. They get to see how the process works instead of us telling them what they need to do to start a business.” said Crystal Nail, JCJC Entrepreneur Center Director.

The training program will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. for six weeks beginning on Monday, July 13, through Thursday, August 19. Classes will meet at Peoples Bank, located at 704 Main Street, in Collins.

“We're excited to see the Operation JumpStart program has been well received in the Pine Belt. The entrepreneurial spirit can bring jobs and new industries to the region. In some cases the new businesses that are generated from this program meet the unmet needs of a community.”

The Operation JumpStart tuition is $250 with the help of participating sponsors Peoples Bank of Collins.

Applications can be picked up at Peoples Bank in Collins or the JCJC Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville.

Interested participants need to register by July 6, to be considered for the Operation JumpStart program. For more information or to apply for this new business coaching and training program, contact: Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4114 or email: Shannon.wilks@jcjc.edu or call Crystal Nail at 601-477-4235 or email: crystal.nail@jcjc.edu.

Copyright 2015 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Pine Belt represented in Miss Mississippi 2018

    Pine Belt represented in Miss Mississippi 2018

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:18:23 GMT

    Forty-nine contestants are vying for the coveted title of Miss Mississippi 2018 and nine of the young women are representing the Pine Belt. Preliminaries for the pageant kicked off June 20 and will end on June 23.  This year’s theme is “Simply the Best,” which is what contestants are trying to prove in order to win the crown. The City of Vicksburg welcomed participants on Sunday with Mayor George Flaggs speaking to the group.  The pageant consists of inte...

    More >>

    Forty-nine contestants are vying for the coveted title of Miss Mississippi 2018 and nine of the young women are representing the Pine Belt. Preliminaries for the pageant kicked off June 20 and will end on June 23.  This year’s theme is “Simply the Best,” which is what contestants are trying to prove in order to win the crown. The City of Vicksburg welcomed participants on Sunday with Mayor George Flaggs speaking to the group.  The pageant consists of inte...

    More >>
  • Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 10:51:23 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:12:40 GMT
    (Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.(Nigel French/PA via AP). England supporters celebrate Harry Kane's winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
    A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe _ sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.More >>
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:52 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:04:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
Powered by Frankly