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The RCCI Impetus for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) + (ECCC) East Central Community College Partnersh

The RCCI Impetus for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) + (ECCC) East Central Community College Partnership. RCCI Institute April 5, 2006. ECCC / RCCCI Team - Presenters. Tim Tubby MBCI/CHI Executive Director Ronnie Westbrook ECCC Small Business Development Director

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The RCCI Impetus for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) + (ECCC) East Central Community College Partnersh

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  1. The RCCI Impetus for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI)+ (ECCC)East Central Community College Partnership RCCI InstituteApril 5, 2006

  2. ECCC /RCCCITeam - Presenters • Tim Tubby MBCI/CHI Executive Director • Ronnie Westbrook ECCC Small Business Development Director • Roger Whitlock ECCC Workforce Development Director

  3. Commission on the Future of East MS and West AL Benchmarks for “Closing the Gaps”

  4. The RCCI Tracts • Civic Engagement • Commission on Future of East MS/West AL • ECCC District Workforce Council • ECCC RCCI Team • Educational Access • ABE/GED Classes • College Credit Courses (Academic/Technical) • Workforce Development Training Sessions • Economic Development • Small Business Assistance/Counseling • Choctaw Hospitality Institute • Integrated Technologies Training Center

  5. Rural Community College Initiative(RCCI – Since 2003) ECCC Committed to Be “A College for the Community” ECCC Became “More Than Just a College” for the District ECCC Partnered with Entities by Responding to ”Rural Voices” Small Business Development Center Services Offered Childcare, Healthcare, Forestry and Poultry Workshops Expanded Entrepreneurial Education Offerings and Counseling Services Conducted “Making Money Work for You” Workshops Basic Skills Specialist Services Offered GED Prep and Workplace Basic Skills Classes Delivered Sessions for Overcoming Communication/Language Barriers Developed Computer Applications Training Sessions Workforce Development Center – (Integrated Technologies Training Center) Scheduled Employability Training Sessions Structured Workplace Success Classes Established Job-Specific Skills Certification Training Academic and Career-Technical Coursework AAS Degrees - Hotel/Restaurant Mgt. and Industrial Maintenance Credit Coursework for Earning Associate’s Degrees Coordinated Articulation Opportunities with Universities MBCI+ECCC = RCCI Partnership

  6. Mississippi State UniversityLand Grant Cooperation • RCCI – Coaching/Extension Support - Extension Contact/RCCI Coach - Chance McDavid (662) 325-3144 - MSU-SRDC Associate Director - Dr. Alan Barefield (662) 325-3207 • Extension Service Offerings - Enterprise/Community/Food/Fiber State Program Leader - Dr. Virgil Culver (662) 325-2160 - Family/Consumer/Childcare /Healthcare- State Program Leader - Dr. Beverly Howell (662) 325-3032 • Continuing Education Coordination • Industrial Services Outreach Team - Ben Rosenkrans • (662) 325-2650

  7. MSU-Southern Rural Development Center • Mission - To enhance the capacity of the land-grant system and its partners to address the unique challenges faced by the rural South • Capability - To draw on an extensive network of community and economic development specialists • Coordination of Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI) - Designed to assist rural community colleges to become more meaningful participants in the economic and social development of their communities

  8. How Have We Done? Since RCCI in March 2003 • 16,763 Lives Touched • 1,028 Offerings Arranged • $1,671,170 Support Funds

  9. Rural Community College Initiative(Since 2003) ECCC’s Reminder to –“Customize the College Convenient to the People Affected throughEconomic Development Attempts” Training Locations Positioned within 10 Minutes of Anyone in the ECCC District of Leake, Newton, Neshoba, Scott and Winston Counties Integrated Technologies Training Center Located in Advanced TechParc on the MBCI Reservation

  10. East Central Community CollegeMS Band of Choctaw IndiansIntegrated Technologies Training Center

  11. MBCI/ECCC Integrated Technologies Training Center Promotional Video Shown at Ribbon-Cutting January 25, 2006

  12. MSU-Continuing Education Safety & Environmental Training Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8 Hour HAZWOPER - First Responder 24-Hour HAZWOPER - Hazardous Material Technician 40-Hour HAZWOPER - Hazardous Waste Site Workers Annual Refresher

  13. MSU-Extension Service Enterprise and CommunityResource Development Tourism Development Leadership Development Strategic Planning for Businesses and Communities Business Retention and Expansion Programs Feasibility Studies Economic Impact Analysis Market Analysis Retail and Service Analysis Economic and Demographic Studies Government Technical Assistance Public Official Training and Certification

  14. MSU-Extension Service Health/Home/Family Instruction

  15. WIRED Grant - $15MWorkforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development • Two States/Two Universities/Thirty-Six Counties/Eight Community Colleges TheAla-ssippi Region “Where Progress Knows No Boundaries” • Entrepreneurial Support System • Montgomery Institute – Clearinghouse for Small Business Assistance and Entrepreneurial Resources • Workforce “Branding” System • Credentialing Process for Qualifying Skilled Workers to Meet Expectations of Focused Employment Sectors

  16. How the “Partnership” Works! • MBCI Enjoys: • Tremendous Economic Development Reputation; • Centrally Located Facilities; and • Advantages for Recruiting High-Tech/High-Wage Jobs. • ECCC Enjoys: • Personal Interface with a Diverse, Rural Customer-Base; • Comfort-Level as Being ‘One of Them’ with the People; and • Responsive Reputation for Offering Quick, Quality Solutions. • Montgomery Institute Enjoys: • Credibility as a Respected ‘Voice for the People;’ • Tremendous Collaboration/Research Capacities; and • Blue-Chip Expertise with Grants/Funds/Resources. • If WEadopt a ‘servant attitude,’ endeavor to hear rural voices and combine to offerOURbest solutions –ThePARTNERSHIPenables • endless opportunities for Rural Development!

  17. Keys to the MBCI + ECCC Partnership • Vision/Commitment from Top-Level Leadership • “Role Players” at Each Level with a “Desire to Deliver” Quality Provisions • Willingness to “Pursue Success” in the Best Interest of Others • Entrepreneurial Attitude in Providing Educational Access in Creative Ways • Listening to “The Rural Voices” and Responding with “The College Try”

  18. “Leaders” in the Partnership Phillip Martin, Tribal Chief Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Dr. Phil Sutphin, President East Central Community College Mike McGrevey, President The Montgomery Institute

  19. “Players” in the Partnership Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 1-800-557-0711, Ext. 1329 or www.choctaw.org Tim Tubby, CHI Executive Director Tim Ben, Education/Personal Development Ivy Owen, Economic and Community Development East Central Community College 1-877-462-3222, Ext. 299 or www.eccc.edu Joseph Knight, Workforce Development Coordinator Ronnie Westbrook, Director Small Business Development Roger Whitlock, Director of Workforce Development

  20. Concluding Remarks • Partnership Effectiveness Is a Work in Progress • Consider This Type of Potential for Your Area • Identify and Seek Out Your “Rural Voices” Questions and/or Comments

  21. YOU Can Be a “Player” Engaging Rural Populations in Your Area! Thanks for Participating in this RCCI Institute!

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