Mississippi Forge Forward Conference: Workforce Development and Education for the MS Defense Industry









The MS Forge Forward conference aims to bring together representatives from the defense industry, manufacturing, government, and education for a unique collaborative opportunity. This two-day conference will engage industry and education partners in critical conversations around preparing the Mississippi workforce to meet the needs of the 21st Century defense industry.

This conference is an excellent opportunity for collaboration among:

  • Defense manufacturing industry representatives
  • Economic developers
  • Government representatives
  • Community college administrators & instructors
  • High school administrators
  • High school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers
  • Career and Technical Education teachers

This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation and the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

CEUs: 1.1 CEUs (available at no charge at the conclusion of the conference)

SEMIs: 10 SEMIs (available at no charge at the conclusion of the conference)

Dates: September 27-28, 2021

Registration deadline August 31, 2021

Location: The Oxford Conference Center (102 Ed Perry Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655)

Registration Fee: $50.00

Registration Link: https://cmse.olemiss.edu/msff-conference/

For more information, please contact The Center for Mathematics and Science Education cmsepd@go.olemiss.edu  or 662-915-6621