Move Further and Faster to a Better Career and Brighter Future

MIBEST offers you the career skills you need to secure a financially rewarding career and the support you need to succeed. The program is available at each of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges.

Your Success is our Top Priority

Every student is assigned a College and Career Navigator to guide them through every step of the program—including filling out a college application, completing coursework, and securing a job. Navigators connect you to the educational and personal supports you need such as career counseling, financial aid, tutoring, social-emotional assistance, community resources, and other supports to get you past barriers and on your way to a successful future.

Read MIBEST success stories to learn more about how the program helped people like you get the skills and experience they needed to find a rewarding career.


I was introduced to the MIBEST program through the Adult Education Program at East Mississippi Community College. I was able to work on my GED while enrolled in the CNA program at the same time. This opportunity gave me a boost in my academics. I am truly thankful for all the doors the MIBEST program has opened for me.

Adrienne Carlisle
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Pathway, East Mississippi Community College

MIBEST was the perfect program for me. Anything big or small I needed was provided. All of the mentors were very helpful and kind. MIBEST helped me so much and I am thankful programs like this exist.

Marianna Bivens
Business Office Technology Pathway, Southwest Mississippi Community College

MIBEST has helped me do what I’ve always wanted to do…Weld.

Samuel Reid
Welding Pathway, Holmes Community College

Program Requirements

If you wish to enroll in MIBEST, you must be a legal Mississippi resident, at least 17 years of age, and score at least a bronze level on the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). Preference will be given to students who do not have a high school diploma.

Success Stories

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