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Job Hunter

Mississippi houses some of the world’s most respected industries. From engineering and manufacturing to medicine and I.T., many opportunities exist for “job hunters” across the state.

As the only show of its kind in Mississippi, Job Hunter introduces viewers to the jobs available right here at home. The series features interviews with CEOs, directors and workers at high profile companies around the state.

Viewers can also learn where they can acquire the skills they need to be competitive in these job markets. Courtney visits community colleges and universities that have programs for students interested in the jobs that are featured each week.

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

  • Air date 2/28/13
    Episode #204
    Do you have what “IT” takes?
  • Air date 2/21/13
    Episode #203
    Explore rewarding careers in the medical industry with Kerri!
  • Air date 02/14/13
    Episode #202
    Shuqualak Lumber Company, Armstrong, Weyerhauser – these are just a few of the companies specializing in timber in Mississippi.
  • Air date 02/07/13
    Episode #201
    Learn how to get plugged in to careers in the energy industry!
  • Air date 02/10/11 | CC
    Episode #006
    Join Kerri has she takes an overall look at the advanced manufacturing field in Mississippi
  • Air date 02/03/11 | CC
    Episode #005
    Job Hunter visits the plastic and polymer manufacturing industry.
  • Air date 01/27/11 | CC
    Episode #004
    Job Hunter visits the unique manufacturing industry.
  • Air date 01/20/11 | CC
    Episode #003
    Job Hunter visits the heavy manufacturing industry.
  • Air date 01/13/11 | CC
    Episode #002
    Job Hunter visits the aerospace industry.

Dream It. Do It. Mississippi (DiDi) is sponsored by the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA). The program focuses on creating awareness among students and young adults, and those who influence their career decisions regarding the outstanding opportunities that exist in advanced manufacturing today. The program also provides referral systems for them to pursue their dreams and ambitions. It is designed to help fill skilled local manufacturing job vacancies and to assist in making manufacturing a preferred career option. DiDi is funded by a grant from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Governor Haley Barbour, and the U.S. Department of Labor. DiDi is a program of the National Association of Manufacturers Manufacturing Institute. 

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Kerri Courtney is the host of Job Hunter. Courtney brings energy and enthusiasm to the manufacturing job search. She is a Richland, Miss. native and theatre teacher at Pearl High School.

Courtney is the daughter of Eddie and Alice Courtney of Richland, Miss.  She graduated from Richland High School in 2006 and continued her education at Belhaven University.  She graduated from Belhaven with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 2009. 

Courtney is thrilled to be a part of the Job Hunter series with MPB. “I hope the series will help get the word out about all the fantastic job opportunities right here in our home state,” said Courtney.

Courtney began acting at a young age and been seen onstage at many local theaters.  She has traveled as far as Lavras, Brazil to perform.  You may have also seen Courtney on the small screen in several local commercials. 

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