HYDE-SMITH: WORKFORCE TRAINING HELPS FUEL MISS. JOB GROWTH
Senator Visits Capps Technology Center as Part of National Small Business Week
INDIANOLA, Miss. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said workforce training and development is necessary to boost Mississippi’s economic growth, a significant portion of which is based on small businesses doing well.
Hyde-Smith on Thursday visited Mississippi Delta Community College to be updated on the workforce training capabilities of the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center. The visit was made in conjunction with National Small Business Week.
“The economic importance of small businesses in Mississippi has always been significant, and it’s well positioned to increase. Having individuals who are prepared to work is helping small business owners succeed and expand,” Hyde-Smith said.
“The Capps Center and workforce training programs across the state are doing what needs to be done to adjust to the current and future needs of industry and small businesses in different areas of the state,” she said.
The Capps Center offers short-term classes, customized training solutions for business and industry, nationally recognized certifications, and job readiness training. In addition, the Delta Strong initiative works to promote new economic development in the Mississippi Delta, in part, by promoting the availability of a trained and available workforce.
Hyde-Smith expressed confidence that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and regulatory actions by the Trump administration will help the small business sector in Mississippi continue to grow.
“Small business optimism in Mississippi, and job creation with it, is increasing as tax reform and policies to ease regulatory burdens take hold. I’m happy to be in the Senate to support such policies,” Hyde-Smith said.
Hyde-Smith serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee with funding jurisdiction over the U.S. Department of Labor and programs authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.