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 $42 million training facility in the Golden Triangle Industrial Aerospace Park. The Communiversity will house the Center for Manufacturing Technology Excellence, exponentially expanding the center's training capacity with room for future growth. The new facility is slated to be completed in the Fall of 2018.  

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  • The workforce in Mississippi is exceptional. I’ve hired many veterans that worked in aviation during their military careers and moved back home to the Golden Triangle area. Airbus was able to use their skill sets and put them to work building multi-million dollar aircraft. The training that EMCC offers was so valuable to us, because they enabled our people to be trained in a variety of disciplines. This allowed for some of our people that had no aviation skills to be trained and hired as apprentices and grew our work force development program. People drive up to 75 miles to work for Airbus, demonstrating the work ethic and commitment of the men and women who live in Mississippi. We are very grateful for the caliber of people we are able to work with.

    Rob Boman

    Head of HR, Environment, Health & Safety

  • The Golden Triangle region has offered us a very energetic workforce with a great work ethic. There has been an abundant supply of laborers and skilled candidates, all willing to learn. Through various resources in the area we have always found what we needed and our employees are dedicated to the success of our plant.

    Ray Hamer

    Human Resources Director, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Columbus Flat Roll Division

  • They’re [GTR LINK] very responsive to companies and their needs for getting questions answers and providing data and resources.

    Alan Easome

    Senior Director, New Plant Development, Yokohama Corporation of North America

  • This is a very business friendly area and the LINK is an excellent resource staffed with very passionate people that also know their business extremely well and they’re creative. They understand the need for speed and necessity to minimize upfront costs of building or expanding a business. As a result, GTR LINK has been very successful in bringing good manufacturing jobs to the Golden Triangle Region.

    Madhu Ranade

    General Manager and Vice President at Steel Dynamics, Inc., Columbus Flat Roll Division

  • The PACCAR Engine Company continues to enjoy great success in hiring, training, and keeping local talent. From Assembly Operators associates, Machining Operators, to Craft Technicians, we have experienced a positive and dedicated workforce willing to learn new skills. Attracting quality new associates has not been an issue with us, but we face the same nation-wide challenges in finding associates with skilled trades. We are pleased for the results we have achieved by locating our facilities here.

    Mike Arzamendi

    Communication & Training Manager