Memphis Light, Gas and Water, AT&T and Comcast, in partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College, are hosting an open house to announce the M.A.C. Workforce Initiative Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. at Southwest’s Macon Cove Campus, 5983 Macon Cove, in the Farris Building Auditorium.
M.A.C. stands for MLGW, AT&T and Comcast. The M.A.C. Workforce Initiative offers specialized training in electronics, mechanics, computer sciences, and many other fields. “We are excited to be a part of this workforce collaboration,” says Southwest’s President Tracy D. Hall “and thrilled for our students who will benefit from their customized training and direct connection to employment opportunities.”
MLGW, AT&T and Comcast representatives will regularly visit M.A.C. classes and share their expertise. Kathy Sager, AT&T Tennessee Regional Director, says the program benefits students and the community. “The expert skills training from M.A.C. companies will provide real-life experience and develop future employees, increasing the talent pipeline in West Tennessee.”
“There is a wealth of opportunity available for students interested in following the M.A.C. career path,” says MLGW President and CEO Doug McGowen. “People who work in the skilled trades are in high demand across the country.”
Tuesday’s event is open to the public. Current and potential students are encouraged to attend.
About Memphis Light, Gas and Water
MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 440,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.
About Southwest Tennessee Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college with two main campuses in Memphis, Tenn. and five sites in Shelby and Fayette counites. Southwest awards associate degrees and certifications in more than 120 programs of study to raise educational levels, enhance economic development and enrich quality of life for students and the community at large. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.southwest.tn.edu. Follow Southwest at Facebook.com/southwesttn, Twitter.com/southwesttn and Instagram.com/southwesttn.
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