Apprenticeship programs are a work-based learning strategy that builds loyalty, establishes a career (path) within a company, and ensures knowledge is passed down.

An apprenticeship program can help in the recruitment and development of a skilled workforce, standardize training across multiple job sites, reduce turnover costs, and increases employee retention.

With over 1,000 occupations available for Apprenticeship programs through the Department of Labor, MGCCC can work with employers to develop a program to fit a company’s workforce needs. Student Apprenticeships are a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning, with incremental pay increases included as apprentices achieve benchmark competencies for the specific occupation. Apprentices can be new hires or workers already employed with the company.

LPN Apprenticeship

As a Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsor, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) is committed to helping Mississippi employers up-skill their workers and improve the health care workforce in the state.

The LPNA program provides an opportunity for Mississippi residents to earn money while learning a new skill or career path to include on-the-job learning. If you or your staff are interested in learning more about partnering with MGCCC for opportunity and support to develop and administer your organization’s own apprenticeship program or enter into a LPNAP Consortium sponsored by MGCCC, please contact:

Gayle Brown
Workforce Director
(228) 897-4368

2023 Inaugural LPN Apprentices
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Ingalls Apprenticeship Program

For more than half a century, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) has provided the classroom instruction for the Ingalls Apprenticeship program. Ingalls is the Sponsor of the Apprenticeship programs, coordinating the On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Department of Labor requirements while MGCCC provides the classroom instruction.

To learn more about the Ingalls Apprenticeship Program, visit

To view openings and apply for Ingalls Apprenticeship Programs visit

Bank Branch Manager Apprenticeship Program

2018 marked the year that MGCCC officially became a Sponsor for a Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program. Specifically, MGCCC currently sponsors a financial industry “Bank Branch Manager” apprenticeship program, a 2-year, 4,288 hour program.

For more information about developing an Apprenticeship program contact:

Gayle Brown
Workforce Director
(228) 897-4368


Gayle C. Brown
Workforce Developer and Special Projects
Ph #228-897-4368
10298 Express Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503