Hinds CC, ERDC partner on Coding Academy, seek applicants

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Hinds CC, ERDC partner on Coding Academy, seek applicants
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04 September

Hinds CC, ERDC partner on Coding Academy, seek applicants

VICKSBURG – Hinds Community College has partnered with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center on a computer coding academy and is looking for applicants.

Classes begin Sept. 13 at ERDC’s facility on Halls Ferry Road and represents opportunities aplenty for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus and those looking to build a career in Information Technology. The classes will meet 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“This is the first for-credit course we’ve done at Vicksburg, and it’s a great chance for the community to move toward the kinds of skills needed to compete in the workforce of the future,” said Marvin Moak, vice president of the Vicksburg-Warren Campus.

Students in the program will learn the most current computer coding skills in a mix of classroom and practical training. Students will focus on the practical application of technology in a hands-on work environment and learn the soft skills necessary for employment. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate from HCC.

“The Vicksburg Coding Academy is a unique educational opportunity that will provide a hands-on immersive workplace environment that will provide a wide variety of coding instruction that will result in skills we need at ERDC and other employers in the region,” said Jerry Ballard, ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory Computational Science and Engineering Division chief.

The program represents another opportunity to grow the local economy through cutting-edge workforce training.

“The future of technology developments in our community is tied to a highly capable coding workforce,” said Dr. Jeff Holland, chairman of the Warren County Economic Development Foundation and board member of the Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Partnership. “The Vicksburg Coding Academy is a critical step toward achieving that workforce. It sets our community up for success.”

For information on the program, contact Moak’s office at 601.629.6804.

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Hinds CC partners with global testing provider
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20 October

Hinds CC partners with global testing provider

RAYMOND – Hinds’ assessment centers are now set up to administer tests for Information Technology company employees pursuing key industry certifications.

The college signed an agreement with Pearson VUE to handle exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and organizations worldwide. The list of clients includes HP, Cisco, Oracle, CompTIA, EMC, LPI and VMware.

“The Pearson VUE Testing System is the most powerful available and gives us unparalleled control and flexibility over our ability to manage our business our way and the agreement means we can easily offer same-day testing, or bring testing to our customers’ locations,” said Marnee’ Tompkins, district director of Assessment for Hinds. “We’re pleased to partner with a company whose industry status, technology and passion for excellence will allow us to provide even greater service for our customers.”

The list of certification tests available from test sponsors through the Pearson VUE system is continually growing. Test results are quickly transmitted back, ensuring the candidate’s certification status is promptly updated.

“We are proud to welcome Hinds Community College to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers,” said Ray Murray, vice president of business development for Pearson VUE. “Together, we are providing even more candidates with the opportunity to obtain meaningful certifications and advance their careers.”

Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of UK-based Pearson PLC, is a world leader in electronic testing, delivering 10 million exams in more than 150 countries.

Hinds’ assessment centers are located on the Raymond, Rankin and Jackson campuses.

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