Technology impacts every aspect of Mississippi’s economy, and companies in a range of sectors like advanced manufacturing, aerospace, agribusiness, automotive, healthcare and logistics are increasingly relying on technological advancements to compete successfully in today’s marketplace.
With the understanding of the need for skilled workers to implement new technology, Mississippi is investing $50 million in workforce training programs to prepare a next-generation workforce to take on the jobs of the future.
“Mississippi has always embraced technology. We are preparing our workers for the cutting edge of technology in every industry and investing significantly in the success of our citizens,” said Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp.
Northeast Mississippi-based Hyperion Technology’s workforce engineers some of the most technologically advanced electronic systems on the planet to solve threat detection challenges like geolocating live weapons fire, munitions blasts and hostile UAVs.
Businesses also appreciate the state’s community college network and state workforce agencies’ customized training programs. In fact, more than 10 percent of Mississippians hold an associate degree, which is 1.5 percent above the national average. Accelerate Mississippi, the leader in workforce training, leverages all resources to grow these numbers and develop more programs to better prepare Mississippians for the in-demand jobs being generated throughout the state.