On Wednesday, East Mississippi Community College and Columbus Air Force Base hosted the International Spouses’ Appreciation Luncheon at Old Waverly Golf Club.
In attendance were women from all over the world, including Iceland, Germany, Honduras, Scotland, Japan, Belize, Vietnam and Brazil.
Brenda Carradine gave the invocation and wife of base commander Nancy Seguin led the greetings. She said she knows its very hard to find your own place in a new country, especially if there is a language barrier. She also said that there are a lot of resources for international visitors in Columbus.
For instance, CAFB and international families are welcome to attend one class at East Mississippi Community College in the subject of their interest per semester for a discounted rate of $50. The students are not required to meet any of the usual school requirements like homework, grades, tests, or transcripts.
To enroll into the program or to ask questions, call Jacqueline Newton at 662-434-2564.
Another program that is free to veterans and active military members is EMCC Workforce Services. In groups of 10, members can request classes or take a list of offered classes such as Manufacturing Skills, Welding, CNA, Basic machining, HVAC 1, EXCEL, Word, or Residential Electric.
To participate in teh EMCC Workforce program, call 662-243-2686.