Our program consists of industry partners, local middle and high schools, North East Mississippi Community College and the Robert C. Byrd Institute.

Each partner adds a special set of values to this program. By working together, we bring value to our local community by offering educational opportunities for high school students, high level training and well paid jobs to the apprentices, and the expertise required to compete in today's and the future's economy for our industry partners. Together we help to grow and develop our local communities and neighborhoods.



hago Automotive Corp.
11 CR 481
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: (662) 593-0491
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hago Automotive manufactures stamped metal parts for the automotive industry. The parts are stamped on state-of-the art hydraulic presses excerting 400-800 tons of pressure. In secondary processes, the parts are refined by adding fasteners and applying welding processes using automated work cells, robotic welding, laser welding, and a specialized high discharge welding process. The company uses an industry-leading ERP production and logistics management system to ensure quality/timely production and delivery to the customers.

As of January 2022 we have 6 students enrolled in our apprenticeship program in the technical fields of Industrial Maintenance, Tool & Die Making, and Quality Control. We will add 4 more apprenticees at the end of the 2021/2022 school year; one each in the above disciplines plus one more in our newly added Logistics Program.

Tishomingo County Development Foundation

1001 Battleground Dr.
Iuka, MS 38852
Phone: (662) 423-9933
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Tishomingo County Development Foundation is a public/private nonprofit partnership that works oneconomic and community develeopment in Tishomingo County. The award-winning organization assists local business and industry, recruits new business and industry, assists entrepreneurs to start new businesses, and markets the county to tourists and retirees.

School Districts

Alcorn School District
31 CR 401
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: (662) 286-5591

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Alcorn School District is determined to be on the cutting edge of innovation and has set the wheels in motion to provide its students financial-aid and educational opportunities that will prepare them for jobs in high-demand sectors and in skilled trades. The district has recently formed a 501-C3 foundation and is currently working to raise two million dollars to establish an endowment fund. The interest from that money will be used to offer student scholarships, classroom grants, apprenticeship grants, etc. In addition to raising endowment funds, the district is working on plans for a new career and vocational center. Doors have opened for them to acquire land adjacent to the NEMCC Extension Center, which is in the heart of industrial park. An architectural firm has been retained to start work on the plans, and the district has contacted several members of the state legislature to promote its plan and to discuss possible funding options. Providing a state-of-the-art career center will help our students graduate from high school work-force ready. The location is ideal for apprenticeships, internships, and job shadowing because the students will have easy access to businesses and industries. If you would like to partner with the district, contact Career Coach Rebecca Lewis at (662)415-0171 or

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Northeast Mississippi Community College
101 Cunningham Blvd

Booneville, MS 38829
Phone: (800) 555-2154

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Northeast Mississippi Community College is a public, comprehensive community college that exists to meet the diverse educational and career needs of individual students and the community within the district it serves – Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union Counties – by awarding the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificates.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
1235 Echelon Parkway
Jackson, MS 39215-1699
Phone: (601) 321-6000
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The Mississippi Apprenticeship Program (MAP) helps companies, regardless of size, develop a Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program from the initial concept phase to registration and subsequent implementation within the company. Recognizing that RA is business driven, MAP works closely with companies to identify the occupations and skillsets needed on their job site and build out a RA program designed to meet their needs.

Robert C. Byrd Institute

1050 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (304) 720-7740

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Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Partnership (NAMAP) at RCBI works with partners nationwide to expand apprenticeship opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Our program’s unique model provides standardized, industry-endorsed educational opportunities through on-the-job learning as well as related technical and practical instruction for companies with sites in multiple states. This approach ensures quality, affordable training regardless of location.