The Greenwood Career and Technical Center in Mississippi is offering new classes for unemployed adults to get certified in masonry and electrical wiring.
Students become certified at the end of 160 hours. Not only do they receive this certificate, they receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration card to demonstrate to potential employers that they have received the training.
The program is supported by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation. In addition to these programs in masonry and electrical wiring the center is also offering shorter programs in welding, automotive repair, brick masonry, basic computer applications, cake decorating, and art.
Greenwood is a rural area in Mississippi where the median income for a family was $26,393 in the 2000 census.