Robotics Class at City Hall
When: July 23-27
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m
Ages: 9-13
Class Admission: $25
Register at The City Hall

The Skills Foundation featured on SuperTalk’s Good Things Show On July 2nd, Supertalk’s Good Things conversation, hosted by Rebecca Turner featured the projects and efforts of The Skills Foundation to raise awareness for and grow the skilled workforce in Mississippi. Specifically, the show highlighted Get on the Grid, Mississippi’s Virtual Guidance Counselor.
Get on the Grid is a web-based platform to inform and raise awareness for high paying, in-demand careers in Mississippi. Since 2016 a collaborative effort with the Governor’s office, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, community colleges, and private industry have worked to push key messages to potential workers across the state. The education campaign restarted its second year in December of 2017. Since the campaign began, over 200,000 people have visited Get on the Grid, averaging well over 400 visitors per day, to learn about high paying careers that actually exist. The goal is to increase enrollment and completion in targeted training programs across Mississippi, mostly at community colleges.

Mississippi Mayors, The Skills Foundation of Mississippi announce More Skills, Better Communities Initiative
Biloxi, MS – The Skills Foundation of Mississippi Chair Amy Tate gathered with mayors from across Mississippi on Tuesday at the MS Municipal League Conference to announce the More Skills, Better Communities Initiative. The initiative takes a community level approach to encourage more citizens to pursue high-demand, higher-paying skill-based opportunities in the workforce. The group aims to raise awareness in their communities about the drastic need for more skilled workers.
“In Mississippi, about seven out of 10 jobs available are jobs that require skills training,” said Tate, Government Affairs Director for the Tennessee Valley Authority. “The demand is tremendous, roughly 6 million jobs across the country and about 40,000 in Mississippi. There are a range of specific training programs, mostly at community colleges across the state, where we need to increase throughput to get more people into high-paying jobs.”
Mayors participating in Tuesday’s event either in person or by proxy included Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell, Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill, Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck and Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox as well as by Skills Foundation Board member Ashley Edwards of the Gulf Coast Business Council. The launch was covered by news outlets across the state.

Job Available
The Holly Springs Police Department is currently taking applications for the position of Police Officer.
The ideal candidate should be at least 21 years of age, highly motivated, possess a high school diploma, no felony or domestic violence convictions, have a valid Driver’s License, and be able to pass a physical training test.
Applications are available at the Human Resource Department, located at 1180 Highway 311 North and online at . All applications should be delivered or mail to : City of Holly Springs, Human Resource Department, 1180 Highway 311 North , Holly Springs, MS 38635