First Walmart Academy in State opens in Laurel, graduates first - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

First Walmart Academy in State opens in Laurel, graduates first class Thursday

The Laurel academy is the 55th opened by the company.  Source: WDAM The Laurel academy is the 55th opened by the company. Source: WDAM
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

One of the nation's largest retailers has opened its first advanced training academy in Mississippi and it graduated its first class Thursday.

About 60 associates graduated from the Walmart Training Academy in Laurel.

It is located at the Laurel Walmart Supercenter on Highway 15 North.

The academy provides training for department managers, hourly supervisors and assistant managers and will serve about 30 stores in the region.

"It was wonderful, it taught me everything I need to know, the ins and outs of Walmart," said Melinda Thomas, a graduate of the academy. "It's a wonderful day, it'a a beautiful day, I look forward to going back and teaching other associates now."      

"It teaches you everything you need to know to grow, to expand, everything that (the company) has, they teach you," said Kimberley Norris, another graduate. 

The Laurel academy is the 55th opened by the company.

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • NO. 3 FAU outlasts No. 6 FIU, 7-4, at C-USA tourney

    NO. 3 FAU outlasts No. 6 FIU, 7-4, at C-USA tourney

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:39:43 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    David Miranda’s bases-clearing hit in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and gave third-seeded Florida Atlantic University a 7-4 victory over sixth-seeded Florida International University in a twice-delayed opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

    More >>

    David Miranda’s bases-clearing hit in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and gave third-seeded Florida Atlantic University a 7-4 victory over sixth-seeded Florida International University in a twice-delayed opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship. 

    More >>
  • Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:51:55 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:33:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >>
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:44:15 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly