The MI-BEST Program at CCC allows students to advance and accelerate their career training program!

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:

  • Be job ready in 6-12 months
  • Train in high demand careers
  • Earn national certifications quickly
  • Professional support team for student success

What is MI-BEST?

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.

The goals of MI-BEST are to: 

• 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

Who can participate?

MI-BEST is open to students without a high school diploma who wants to train for a career and needs additional help with:

  • Math
  • Reading and/or
  • Writing

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 have not earned your High School Diploma or GED
  • If you have your High School Diploma/GED but it has been a while since you have went to school 
  • If you took the COMPASS or ACCUPLACER test and tested into developmental education courses. 

If you would like to find out if you qualify for a MI-BEST program, contact the MI-BEST navigator at Coahoma Community College.

Apply for a Program Now!

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. 

What's Next?

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:

  • Enroll in MI-BEST
  • Apply for financial aid (for those who qualify)
  • Apply for MI-BEST Scholarships 
  • Register for the right courses for the job you want 
  • Develop plans for your academic and career goals 

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:

  • Resume writing
  • Job search activities 
  • Training services
  • Career exploration and counseling 
  • Job referrals 

Chaquina Griffin, MI-BEST Navigator
Email:  cgriffin@coahomacc.edu
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.