The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and job candidates through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security, through contract with the state’s four workforce areas, offers approved job training activities for adults, dislocated workers, and youth.  For specific eligibility criteria, contact Shannon Coleman, MCC’s WIOA Case Manager, at Meridian WIN Job Center or call 601.553.9531.


  • WIOA Training Assistance
    Training assistance is available for approved programs. This includes tuition, books, and some program associated fees. Click HERE to view a list of the approved programs for Meridian Community College. (https://etpl.mdes.ms.gov/FrmBrowseQryResults.aspx )
  • WIOA Supportive Services
    Supportive Services are available for students who are WIOA eligible.
  • WIOA Internship
    Internship opportunities are available for students who are WIOA eligible.
  • WIOA Computer Instruction
    FREE computer courses are offered at Meridian WIN Job Center. Contact the front desk at Meridian WIN Job Center for schedule and registration.

Shannon Coleman
WIOA Case Manager