Customized Training

Gold standard training awaits your workforce.

The Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence (CMTE) at East Mississippi Community College is one of the state’s paramount training facilities.  CMTE is well-positioned to meet the training needs of industrial developments with a proven track record of meeting training needs of companies such as Steel Dynamics Inc., Airbus Helicopters, Aurora Flight Sciences, Stark Aerospace, Weyerhaeuser Pulp and Paper, Southern Ionics, Gulf States (a Nucor company), Baldor Electric, PACCAR Engine Company, and their newest training partner is Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi.

Programming is currently offered in Automotive, Drafting and Design, Welding and Fabrication, Industrial Maintenance, Automation and Control, Electrical Technology, Machine Tool Operations and Computer Networking, Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics. In addition, for each new development, customized training is tailored to meet their specific production needs.

Beginning in the Fall of 2016, EMCC and its community partners will begin construction on a $38 million training facility in the Lowndes County Industrial Aerospace Park. The Communiversity will house the Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence and triple its training capacity with room to expand in the future. The new facility is slated to be operational for the Fall 2018 semester.  

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  • The big decision for Airbus Helicopters, Inc., to come to Columbus was low tax base, the land was not expensive, you have a very talented pool of employees to pick from and the State of MS was very accommodating on us coming here. Several Industries have followed us and they’ve all been successful.

    Rob Boman

    Director/Site Manager, Airbus Helicopters, Columbus, Mississippi