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Barge Deck Hands Training

The Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Consortium member colleges will use the grant to help advance economic development in the Mississippi River region, from the headwaters to the Gulf, including placement of dislocated and other workers in high-wage, high-skill occupations in the vital transportation, distribution and logistics.

The Barge Deck Hand Training program is a partnership with barge companies in Vicksburg.

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Hinds Community College received a nearly $2.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant as part of a larger nine-college, eight-state consortium for community colleges along the Mississippi River. The grant project is aimed at expanding targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.