Workforce Development at JSCC takes on a new name

Dec 2nd, 2021

The department of workforce development at Jackson State Community College has changed its name. The office is now called Workforce Solutions.

When asked about the significance of the name change, Workforce Solutions Director John McCommon said that providing "solutions" is a more accurate description of the service provided. "Our goal is to work one-on-one with business and industry stakeholders to make non-credit training opportunities available for their employees that help them solve their specific problems," he said.

"We take the stance that a one-size-fits-all approach does not adequately address the needs of most businesses," McCommon said. "We don't just provide off-the-shelf training. Instead, we strive to be a strategic partner with area businesses to help them succeed in meeting their goals." Workforce Solutions works to ensure that training is specific to a business and sufficiently meets the skill levels of its employees.

Workforce Solutions has been a crucial part of Jackson State Community College's mission since it opened its doors in 1968, and it has long been a priority to tailor training opportunities to meet the specific needs of the businesses and industries of West Tennessee.

The first non-credit class in October 1968 was specifically designed for training cashiers at the newly-opened Old Hickory Mall. Since that time, there have been many classes, such as general business applications to highly technical courses in robotics, electronics, and computer systems.

Information about the training opportunities available through Workforce Solutions can be found on the department's webpage, Additionally, a monthly newsletter about the latest opportunities is available to anyone by entering an email address on the Workforce Solutions webpage or by clicking here.

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