November 11, 2021

Mississippi Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training (MIBEST)

The Mississippi Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (MIBEST) program is a workforce and economic development initiative that moves low-skilled, non-credentialed Mississippians from the economic sidelines into careers earning family-sustaining wages. The program prioritizes individuals who did not complete a traditional high school degree, those in low-wage jobs, and other non-traditional students. MIBEST seeks to increase the number of these students who are able to secure jobs with a livable wage.

MIBEST offers a range of career pathways that give you the skills you need to secure a job in an in-demand field. MIBEST students complete programs such as welding, business office technology, commercial truck driving, certified nursing assistant, industrial maintenance, and more.

Mississippi’s 15 community colleges have MIBEST team members who can help you enroll in the program and find the career path that is right for you. Use the interactive map below to find a contact at a community college in your area.

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    December 17, 2022 ~ 9:00am - 1:00pm


    St. Columb's Episcopal Church,
    550 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS
    Parish Hall Library

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    What to expect

    • Offers a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level
    • Provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty
    • A foundational training guide for MARC volunteers -- or anyone who wishes to help people eliminate hurdles along the road to success


    • Text your name and “Yes, BOP training” to 601-286-1781 or
    • Sign up through the our website by filling out our contact form and saying “Yes, I will attend the BOP training”

    This event is free. Lunch and training materials will be provided. Registration is required

  • September 12, 2022

    Would you like to help men and women have a healthy restart when they are released from prison?
    There are many ways to help ~ large and small ~ that make a huge difference in the lives of those wanting to do better and NOT end up in prison again. Whether you have been involved in this type or ministry, or new to this mission, you are welcome to join us and learn more about MARC!

    Join us tonight at 6:30 pm to learn more about what MARC does, and find out what YOU can do!
    Join us in person at St. Paul Catholic Church in Flowood, or on Zoom!

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  • December 1, 2021

    Our December day of training was postponed due to severe weather. Stay tuned for a new training date to be posted soon. Become a part of the work of MARC! We will be resuming re-entry classes in the prisons this January, and we need more people to help prepare incarcerated men and women to "Get Ahead While Getting Out." Make plans to attend Questions? Call Bob @ 334-717-0890 or Marvin @601-594-8254.