MI-BEST incorporates academic skill development, career advising, work-readiness training, and workforce training through Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Career and Technical Education course work. The workforce training program allows students to:
MI-BEST is an innovative workforce training program dedicated to preparing people who need help with foundational skills for careers by mixing career training with additional support for math, writing, and reading inside the classroom. This student first approach give participants the skills they need to succeed in school and compete in the workforce by working on technical and basic skills education at the same time while also providing support services to students through a navigator and Student Servies. The navigator helps students complete college paperwork, provides general support, and develops plans for students to meet their goals, tracks student progress and makes referrals as needed. Student Services will conduct a skills assessment, assists with resume writing, job search activities, training services, career counseling, and provides job referrals.
• Assist students who need to earn their GED to do so while they are also enrolled in college courses focused on preparing them for a career
• Help students to earn one or more certifications that helps them get a better job now with a family sustaining wage
• Allow students to earn college credit that leads to a degree in the future
MI-BEST is open to students without a high school diploma who wants to train for a career and needs additional help with:
In order to determine if this program applies to you, you will need to take the Career Readiness Certificate and the TABE test. These tests will be administered during a MI-BEST Orientation and Registration session.
How do you know if you need help with college math, reading, and writing?
If you would like to find out if you qualify for a MI-BEST program, contact the MI-BEST navigator at Coahoma Community College.
MI-BEST programs are offered on CCC's main campus inside the McLaurin Building.
Classes will begin every semester. If interested, complete the interest form below and the campus navigator will contact you.
MI-BEST students will be assigned a Navigator while they are in the program. The purpose of the Navigator is to help you succeed in school. They will serve as your main point of contact while you are in the program. The Navigator will help you:
The purpose of Student Services is to help you get a good paying job once you earn your certificate through the MI-BEST Program. The Career Coach will help you with:
Nekedra Blockett, MI-BEST Navigator
Phone: (662) 621-4301
If you are interested, please complete the following form and the campus navigator will contact you with more details about orientation.