We mean business: Industry, chamber leaders emphasize technical skills, education

Education — preparing Mississippi’s workforce for modern, technical jobs —was the top topic for the state’s business leaders who met with lawmakers Wednesday.

Irwin Edenzon, president of Mississippi’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, announced the creation of the Mississippi Tech Master Scholars program, which will recognize, and help employ, high school graduates who meet standards set by business leaders.

Clarion Ledger via tennessean.com