PRCC featured in MPB series premiere

Job HunterJACKSON, Miss. – Pearl River Community College (PRCC) in Poplarville will be featured in the season premiere of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) original series “Job Hunter” on Thurs., Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. on MPB TV.

“We are pleased to bring ‘Job Hunter’ back to MPB for a second season,” said MPB Executive Director Ronnie Agnew. “Fostering a vibrant and robust workforce is essential to strengthening Mississippi’s economy. MPB is proud to have a part in that by highlighting the wealth of careers in Mississippi industries and the skills needed to succeed in those fields.”

Throughout the show, viewers will see interviews with various PRCC students and faculty in the school’s Utility Lineman Training program.

As the only show of its kind in Mississippi, “Job Hunter” introduces viewers to jobs and career opportunities right here at home. Episode one focuses on the energy industry in Mississippi.

Host Kerri Courtney will take viewers to high-profile companies around the state to explore the variety of careers within the industry. Courtney will then visit PRCC’s Utility Lineman training program, which will equip  “job hunters” with the skills they need for energy careers.

Catch season two of “Job Hunter” on MPB TV Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 7, 2013. For more information, visit

“Job Hunter” is made possible in part by funding from the state of Mississippi and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association’s (MMA) Dream It. Do It. campaign and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.