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Four Hinds CC students named for Continental Tire summer internship
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19 May

Four Hinds CC students named for Continental Tire summer internship

Four Hinds Community College students will spend the summer in Mount Vernon, Ill., as part of an internship program at Continental Tire.

Hinds Community College students Samuel Williams, front left, and Mack Pope are among four receiving a paid internship this summer to the Continental Tire plant in Mount Vernon, Ill. Back, Sherry Franklin, associate vice president for Career-Technical Education for Hinds Community College's Rankin Campus, and Zach Morrow, Senior Project Engineer/Construction Manager for Continental Tire.

Hinds Community College students Samuel Williams, front left, and Mack Pope are among four receiving a paid internship this summer to the Continental Tire plant in Mount Vernon, Ill. Back, Sherry Franklin, associate vice president for Career-Technical Education for Hinds Community College’s Rankin Campus, and Zach Morrow, Senior Project Engineer/Construction Manager for Continental Tire.

They are Raymond Campus students Mack Pope, 25, of Terry, Electronics Technology; Ken Anderson, 49, of Jackson and Dylan Canant, 20, of Pearl, both Electrical Technology students; and  Rankin Campus student Samuel Williams, 22,  of Jackson, Industrial Maintenance Technology.

“The students will be placed within the organization‘s maintenance department for on-the-job experience in electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems,” said TJ McKinney, Continental’s Director of Human Relations. “We hope that this opportunity provides the professional training that they need to advance their careers.”

The four have already toured the plant they will be working at as interns.

“I had the pleasure of accompanying these students to Mount Vernon for their interviews and was very impressed with how they interacted with the Continental Team,” said David Creel, district Director of Manufacturing Training. “There is no doubt in my mind that these fine young men will represent themselves, Hinds Community College, and their programs very well. I am excited for this opportunity for them and for what this successful internship program will mean to students in the future.”

Pope has been a Hinds student for about five years but he was having trouble finding his niche until he discovered the Electronics Technology program on the Raymond Campus. He had been accepted into the radiology program but discovered he didn’t want to work in a hospital.

“I’ve been taking things apart since I was five years old, since I got my first screwdriver,” he said. “And I found the electronics program, which interested me the most out of all the technical programs.

The Continental internship program “is definitely a good opportunity. I’m really looking forward to it,” Pope said.

The internship program focuses on Hinds’ Industrial Maintenance Technology, Electrical Technology and Electronics Technology programs. It is a nine-week, paid summer program that provides the four students with scholarships and specialized training at the company’s tire plant in Mount Vernon, Ill.

Beginning June 5, the interns will be placed with maintenance and engineering experts for on-the-job experience in electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Over the course of the program, interns will learn to:

  • Install and maintain piping
  • Troubleshoot and repair various control devices, motors, and electronic devices
  • Establish, maintain and follow-up on the plant’s lubrication schedule
  • Perform machinist tasks
  • Assist in start-up of equipment for production

Williams, 22, has been pulling As and making the Dean’s List on the Rankin Campus over the last year since he was able to complete a one-week rigorous academic study program last summer at Hinds called “Project YOU,” which, in his words, rolled “16 weeks of work all into one week. By Wednesday I thought I was going to quit.”

However, he got through the program successfully, finishing second. “It changed me tremendously – making me better, making me a better person, a better man, making me not be another statistic,” he said.

His next step was to tackle the Industrial Maintenance program on the Rankin Campus last fall. “I have been succeeding ever since,” he said.

Williams is ready to leave any time for the Continental summer internship. “This is a new chapter of my life. I can’t wait. I’m ready to get there right now,” he said.

Sherry Franklin, associate vice president for Career-Technical Education and CTE Dean for the Rankin Campus, said the goal is to respond to industry and community needs.

“The Continental internship opportunity being given to our students is just one example of how we are preparing our students for positive placement as we support economic development in the state,” she said.

Construction on a $1.45 billion plant on more than 900 acres near Clinton began in November and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Continental will use the internship program to develop its emerging workforce in Mississippi. Maintenance technicians will be some of the first positions filled when hiring begins in the Clinton-based commercial vehicle tire plant in late 2018. As one of the key roles in Continental’s daily operations, maintenance technicians are responsible for both reactive and preventative maintenance of equipment throughout the facility.

The Maintenance Technician Internship Program will run June 5 through Aug. 4.

 

Four Hinds CC students awarded Continental Tire internships.

 

Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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CN renews commitment for transportation-related scholarships at Hinds CC
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01 May

CN renews commitment for transportation-related scholarships at Hinds CC

CN, at its November Donations & Sponsorships Committee meeting, approved a donation of $100,000 over two years for the CN Scholarship program at Hinds Community College.  Steve Browning, representing CN, presented CN’s check for $50,000 to Betty Carraway, Hinds Community College Foundation coordinator. Also present were Dr. Joyce Jenkins, left, dean of Career and Technical Education on the Raymond Campus and assistant district director for Occupational Programs, and Dr. Chad Stocks, right,  associate vice president for workforce training and associate dean for career and technical education on the Raymond Campus.

CN, at its November Donations & Sponsorships Committee meeting, approved a donation of $100,000 over two years for the CN Scholarship program at Hinds Community College. Steve Browning, representing CN, presented CN’s check for $50,000 to Betty Carraway, Hinds Community College Foundation coordinator. Also present were Dr. Joyce Jenkins, left, dean of Career and Technical Education on the Raymond Campus and assistant district director for Occupational Programs, and Dr. Chad Stocks, right, associate vice president for workforce training and associate dean for career and technical education on the Raymond Campus.

Among Hinds students eligible to receive the CN Scholarship are those in the Diesel Equipment program. From left are Hinds Community College Scholarship Coordinator Mark Jimerson and CN Scholarship recipients Wes Patterson of Gadsden, Ala.; Matt Miller of Terry; Ben Pace of Pearl; Justin Kirby of Raymond; Joseph Breland of Union and Marcos Hernandez of Pearl with instructor Brent Johnson.

Among Hinds students eligible to receive the CN Scholarship are those in the Diesel Equipment program. From left are Hinds Community College Scholarship Coordinator Mark Jimerson and CN Scholarship recipients Wes Patterson of Gadsden, Ala.; Matt Miller of Terry; Ben Pace of Pearl; Justin Kirby of Raymond; Joseph Breland of Union and Marcos Hernandez of Pearl with instructor Brent Johnson.

With a new two-year commitment for $100,000, CN is expanding opportunities for students enrolled in many Hinds Community College career and technical programs. Hinds received the first $50,000 installment in December 2015 from CN’s Community Investment Program, CN Stronger Communities Fund.

Beginning as a business focused primarily in Canada, CN is now a full-fledged North American railway – serving customers across North America and beyond and creating value for shareholders everywhere. CN offers integrated transportation services including rail, intermodal, trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution.

“CN began providing scholarships in 2003 with an initial gift of $25,000,” said Betty Carraway, Hinds Community College Foundation coordinator. “Hundreds of students have benefited from CN’s support. Some had tried academic classes after graduating from high school but had little success. These students have all done well in the career- technical programs. Many CN Scholarship recipients have been the first in their family to attend college.”

CN Scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,400 per year are awarded through the Hinds Community College Foundation to students in certain career-technical programs of study, including Automotive Machinist, Diesel Equipment Technology, Welding and Cutting Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology and Machine Tool Technology.

“The CN scholarship is vital to students at Hinds because it affords them an opportunity to attend college and a chance of getting a job. This partnership has been great for Hinds and CN,” said Dr. Joyce Jenkins, dean of Career and Technical Education on the Raymond Campus and assistant district director for Occupational Programs.

CN is committed to helping build safer, stronger communities. Their rail lines and facilities, employees, retirees, customers and suppliers are important parts of the fabric of life in hundreds of communities across North America.

Dr. Chad Stocks, associate vice president for workforce training and associate dean for career and technical education on the Raymond Campus, said he has seen first-hand the impact the scholarships have had on students. “CN scholarships have provided students the opportunity to study and learn valuable skills that will allow them to work in the transportation sector,” he said.

For more information about CN Scholarships, contact Mark Jimerson, 601.857.3744.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Hinds CC night welding attracts Warren County high school student
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11 February

Hinds CC night welding attracts Warren County high school student

By Karen Gamble

Vicksburg-Warren Campus instructor

Zach Thomas, Vicksburg-Warren Campus instructor Joe Johnston

Zach Thomas, Vicksburg-Warren Campus instructor Joe Johnston

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College student Zach Thomas is only 18 years old, but he’s already learned how to “kill two birds with one stone.”

The Warren Central High School senior is attending college while he finishes his last semester of high school.

Thomas is not like the “dual-enrolled” high school students who take college-level classes at their high schools, nor he is like the vocational-technical high school students who are bused to Hinds’ Vicksburg campus during their high school day.

Thomas is a senior at Warren Central High School who attends night classes at the college campus for college credit. His “double-dipping” will mean Thomas will get his high school diploma along with his Warren Central classmates in May and, in December, he’ll also be able to pick up his 30-semester-hour career certificate with other Hinds students.

If he chooses to further his welding studies, Thomas would need to take only 15 more welding hours to receive his technical certificate and then only 15 hours of academic classes to get his associate in applied science degree, which could come as soon as 18 months after his high school graduation.

The welding curriculum is one of six new similar programs at the Vicksburg-Warren campus that offer students a chance to receive their career certificates in two semesters of college. The others are automotive technology, residential carpentry, animation simulation and design, culinary arts and early childhood development.

Marvin Moak, dean of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, said the aim of the new programs is to move knowledgeable Warren County employees into the workforce at a quicker pace, aiding industry and the students.

The offerings allow students to pace themselves to get their “stackable credentials” more quickly and possibly continue their studies after they’ve landed employment in their chosen fields. As for Thomas: “I’m just ready to go to work,” he said.

On weekdays, he heads to Warren Central for academic classes until about noon, then he crosses Mississippi 27 to study automotive service technology at Hinds’ Vicksburg campus as part of the vocational-technical arm of the Vicksburg Warren School District. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, he heads to his college welding classes at 5 p.m. and stays there until midnight.

“I figure with what I’m learning in the welding program, and getting my welding certificate, and what I’m learning in my auto technology classes, I’ll be able to move up in my job and make more money because I’m a certified welder,” he said.

He said he uses the three hours between dismissal from high school and reporting for his college classes to take care of homework and studying.  “I really want it, so I just push through,” he said.

Thomas has worked in construction during summers away from school and said he already has welding job offers for when he receives his career certificate.

“It might be in construction, but I’ve been told I can get a welding job on a pipeline and get paid about $35 an hour, so I’m ready to start,” he said. He said he hopes to continue his education and get his associate’s degree after he has started work.

Thomas credits his aunt, Nancy Thomas of Vicksburg, with pushing him to follow his dream.

“He seemed to be struggling in high school because he gets bored easily,” she said. “He told me first he wanted to join the military, but his daddy had taught him a little about welding and he decided he wanted to do that.

“All I did was tell him to go on over to Hinds and see what he needed to do, and he found out he could start while he was still in high school,” she said. “I went with him to see the counselor, and now I’m just ready to see Zachary graduate and get his college degree.”

The degree likely “will be the difference between working on the line in a job and being the boss,” Nancy Thomas said she told her nephew.

His high school counselors have been impressed with Thomas’ initiative.

“I see him as a student who will work hard,” said Letrica Willis. “I think he got interested in the college program because of his time in Hinds’ vo-tech program. But I think other students will read about him being in the program and that will pique their interest to enroll.

“Hinds is such a key element in Warren County for high school and college that I think the programs are a wonderful addition,” Willis said.

Counselor Carla Simpson Smythe agrees.“I think as word gets out there will be many more high school students who will take advantage of it,” Smythe said. “They just have to be committed.”

Registration for the 2015 fall semester begins in April at www.hindscc.edu, and classes begin in August. For more information about the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, see http://www.hindscc.edu/Map_Locations/vk/default.aspx

 

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Posted by on 16 January

Cannon Honda donates auto parts to Hinds CC Vicksburg program

 

Blain Lee of Cannon Honda in Vicksburg, left, and instructor Dave Ellison, who accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

Blain Lee of Cannon Honda in Vicksburg, left, and instructor Dave Ellison, who accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

Cannon Honda of Vicksburg donated about $12,500 in parts to Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus Automotive Technology Department.

Marvin Moak, dean of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus, said the donation is significant for the program.

“It allows us to train our students using current parts and equipment, giving them a real experience,” he said.

The Vicksburg-Warren Campus offers career-technical programs for adults in accounting technology and office system technology, electrical technology, automotive technology, residential carpentry, animation simulation and design, welding, culinary arts and early childhood development in addition to practical nursing and transition to RN.

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