The Summer Library Program isn’t just for young children. We also have an exciting teen program planned as well. The teen program is open to ages 13-17. If you are looking for fun and exciting programs for your teens stop by the Attala County Library and get them signed up today!
*Teens do not have to have a parent with them to sign-up however a parent will need to come in and sign a media release form*
For more information please call 662-289-5141!
An innovative partnership is underway between the Workforce Development program at Holmes Community College and the largest industrial/manufacturing employer in Mississippi, Ingalls Shipbuilding.
For 80 years, the employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding have pioneered the development and production of technologically-advanced, highly-capable warships for the surface Navy fleet, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and foreign and commercial customers.
Now, Holmes’ Kosciusko location will host various training sessions to assist with their ongoing needs for new hires who are skilled in structural fitting, pipe fitting and welding. While these courses will be tailored to specific needs of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s operations, graduates who successfully complete the course(s) will obtain skills they may apply to the career path of their choosing.
Individuals who complete the courses, and remain active in the local workforce, will bring new and sought-after skills to employers in Attala County and surrounding areas. Many businesses in Holmes’ nine-county district will enjoy taking advantage of these new course offerings.
“We are proud and excited to announce these new course offerings, as well as our partnership with Ingalls,” said Dr. Mike Blankenship, vice president of Workforce Development at Holmes. “Because they (Ingalls) are a large employer and a major contributor to the economic growth of the state, this relationship aligns closely with our purpose at Holmes’ Workforce Development Centers. We aim to be a leader in education by serving as a comprehensive, community-oriented institution delivering flexible, responsive programs of the highest quality.”
The Pascagoula-based enterprise aims to provide students with employment offers, contingent on successful completion of the course, as well as recommendations from Holmes staff based on class performance. Employment with Ingalls will include a number of perks and benefits, including a 401K, and opportunities for advancement within the company. Additionally, the company offers frequent performance bonuses and a tuition-reimbursement program to allow employees to further their education while employed with Ingalls. To begin the program, a high school diploma/GED is not required, but preferred.
The contracted training will be conducted in a non-credit format at the Attala Center in Kosciusko, beginning this July, and concluding mid-fall 2018. To learn more, or to enroll in the program, contact Mandy Burrell at (662) 472.9172.
To learn about Ingalls Shipbuilding, please visit ingalls.huntingtoningalls.com.
We are excited to have the MS Songwriter of the Year competition coming to Kosciusko in June. This competition will feature 15 of Mississippi’s best original songwriters to perform at the Skylight Grill in downtown Kosciusko on Saturday, June 16. 15 finalist will be chosen from a group of professional producers in Muscle Shoals Alabama and performed in front of a live audience. The overall winner will have their song recorded at the famous Wishbone Studio in Muscle Shoals. For more information call Boswell Media at 662-289-1050.
“You Want Me To Be A Member Of What?”
Join us to learn more about the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Chamber of Commerce and why your membership is so important to us, Kosciusko, Attala County and your Business.
May 21, 2018
Kosciusko Attala Partnership Office
101 North Natchez Street
Noon – 1
Who should attend? Member Businesses, Non-Member Businesses, Individuals looking to open a business, Non-Business Owners
Please RSVP by May 17 to reserve your space. Seating is limited. 662-289-2981
MEDIA MAY EVENT
“Advertising Success Series”
Thursday, May 17 / Noon – 1
Held at the Kosciusko Attala Partnership Office,
101 North Natchez Street
“We advertise not to compete, but to communicate.”
This series will provide businesses and individuals with an opportunity to hear directly from the media on what they offer, why it is important to your business and how to effectively buy advertising. This information will be very useful for you when advertising locally and abroad.
Who should attend: Anyone who runs a business or is looking to start a business.
First Event: Newspaper Advertising – Creative, Ad Sizes, Features, Online, How To Capitalize on your Investment
Future Events will include: Radio Advertising, Social Media, Google Ads, Billboards and more.
Please RSVP by Monday, May 14 to reserve your space. Seating is limited. 662-289-2981.
Tickets are only $15.
For more information contact G.G. Holmes at 662-289-2981
Pick up your Walking Guide to the Natchez Trace Festival at the Kosciusko Attala Partnership or pick up a Star Herald and you’ll find it inside. What a great opportunity to plan your weekend and know where your journey will begin. We would like to Thank all of our festival sponsors and volunteers for their overwhelming help. We could not put this event own without you!
This year’s Natchez Trace Festival will give everyone a chance to see the festival from the air with Helicopter rides available Friday, April 27 starting around 5pm and all day on Saturday, April 28. The cost is only $20 each, so bring your cameras and enjoy the ride.
Friday Night Family Night, Downtown Kosciusko April 27.
5pm-Until: Moomba for the kids will have exciting jumpers, rock climbing, games, photo booth and so much more.
7pm-Until: Karaoke Competition. come see 20+ singers compete for cash prizes live on stage on Jefferson Street near Moomba area. The audience will decide who get’s the prize!