Ribbon cutting for JCJC-Haas partnership - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Ribbon cutting for JCJC-Haas partnership

Photo credit: WDAM Photo credit: WDAM
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville for the official announcement of a public-private partnership between the college and Haas Factory Outlet.

The cooperation will provide highly technical, complex and specialized training for the students attending JCJC’s Technical Center. Haas has consigned approximately $300,000 in new machinery. There’s also nearly $50,000 in renovations to the machine lab. JCJC students will get hands-on experience with the newest equipment that companies are desperately in need of.

Students graduating can gain their National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS) certification, ready as machinist, programmers and engineers.

Dr. Jesse Smith, President of JCJC, said the partnership has far-reaching potential for both Haas and students enrolled in the program.

“We’ll be able to teach the latest technology and machining and manufacturing and Haas Factory Outlet people can come here and bring their clients and customers to see what their equipment can do and what good talent looks like.” Smith said. “We think it’s a partnership that is going to yield great benefits for both Jones and Haas Factory Outlet.”

It was a collaborative effort to bring Haas into the Technical Training Center at the college but none had as much determination as the Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology faculty member and instructor, Elmore Chase.

“We’re going to have a larger average of students in the program and from that point, we’re going to be able to put more students out in industry, my goal is to have companies knocking the door down.” Chase said “You make it easier on the employer, the employer does not have to bring you in and start you from the ground up and for an employer to hire somebody and they already know how to do most of the work that they’re doing, it’s a win-win.”

JCJC is part of the HTEC (Haas Technical Education Center) Network; an industry and education led initiative that enables manufacturing technology, software, and educational materials.

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:27:33 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

    More >>

    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

    More >>
  • New skatepark headed to Laurel

    New skatepark headed to Laurel

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:55 GMT
    Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

    More >>

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

    More >>
  • Regions on track to open new mortgage center by spring 2019

    Regions on track to open new mortgage center by spring 2019

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:22 GMT
    Crews work on the foundation of the new Regions Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Crews work on the foundation of the new Regions Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Construction of the new Regions Bank Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg is progressing on schedule, according to Regions' South Mississippi Area president Greg Garraway. 

    More >>

    Construction of the new Regions Bank Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg is progressing on schedule, according to Regions' South Mississippi Area president Greg Garraway. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly