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Military bases, hospitals and casinos are among the largest employers in Harrison County, exemplifying one of the most significant traits of our workforce – its diversity of skill and training. Numerous secondary education facilities and resources throughout the area provide training tailored to our different industries.

Harrison County also has a higher percentage of veterans than the nation as a whole, giving us the benefit of a well-trained, disciplined, loyal group of workers which brings military experience to the table. We also have thousands of military retirees who spent careers serving the nation, and many continue that service in new civilian careers.

While we have a strong workforce within our area, the available workforce transcends the boundaries of our county. With its central location along Interstate 10, Harrison County has the ability to attract workers from neighboring counties, and even states. The commute from New Orleans or Mobile to Harrison County is less than 75 miles.

For further information on our workforce training providers, coalitions and resources, visit the following links.  New services and seminars are continually added to keep up with industry needs.

Training Providers

Providers Services
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
  • Mississippi Online Employment Services
  • Mississippi Job Bank
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC)
  • Customized Training Programs
  • Pre-Employment Training
  • Retraining and Upgrade Training
  • Transitions Academy
MGCCC Estuarine Education Center
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership Center
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Facility
  • Learning Ropes Challenge Course
Workforce Investment Network (WIN)
  • Employer Assistance
  • Community Assistance
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT)
College Programs

  Academic University Parallel Programs

 Technical Programs

 Career Programs

  • Complete ½ requirements for 4-year degree
  • 2-year specialized technical training
  • Diploma awarded or applied toward Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education
Adult Education
  • Special Interest Courses
  • Supplementary Occupation Adult Courses
  • Preparatory Occupational Adult Courses
  • Special Programs
Vocational Programs – Public Secondary Schools
  • Allied Health
  • Aquaculture
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Building Trades
  • Business & Computer Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Child Care
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electricity
  • Lodging & Hospitality
  • Machine Shop
  • Medical Technology
  • Metal Trades
  • Technology Applications
  • Welding
  • Others


Coalitions / Resources

Association for Talent Development  (ATD)
– Gulf Coast Lighthouse Group
Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Consortium (GSSC) www.gsship.org
MGCCC District Workforce Council N/A
State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) www.swib.ms.gov
Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA) www.seta.org

Harrison County News

May 4, 2017 : Harrison County Development Commission Hosts Economic Development Symposium

August 9, 2016 : Seemann Composites, Inc. Expanding In Gulfport


HCDC Accomplishments

Long Beach Developers Packet

Business Testimonials

Gary Chouest, CEO
Edison Chouest Offhsore

“As we have already learned in the operation of our Gulf Ship facility, the Gulfport region will provide us access to a quality workforce. We appreciate the cooperation and support of the local officials who are providing a business friendly environment to grow our company.”

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