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Students at Wingfield Can Benefit from Ag Partnership with Hinds CC

January 7, 2020

Wingfield High School is home to the Academy of Natural Resource Utilization. The program prepares scholars who are interested in careers in agriculture. Students may now take advantage of a new pre-apprenticeship through a partnership with Hinds Community College and the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program that will expose students to agribusiness and entrepreneurship. Through the program, students will receive personal leadership development and community service learning opportunities. Pre-apprenticeship programs prepare students to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship program.

Wingfield Ag Academy educators and administrators
Academy of Natural Resource Utilization scholars and educators at Wingfield High School.

Participating Wingfield students will also complete the Mississippi Community College Board's Smart Start Program. This program is designed to teach the technical and social skills that students need to be successful as employees. Our scholars who complete the program will have an opportunity to take the ACT WorkKeys assessment that measures a range of hard and soft skills relevant to any occupation, at any level, and across industries. These students may earn a National Career Readiness Certificate that demonstrates to employers that they have acquired the skills needed to be successful in the workplace.