Cleveland Students Take Part in Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and students of Cleveland Career Development and Technology Center’s Law and Public Safety Year 2 class learned basic emergency preparedness skills for use at home, school and in their community.

Thanks to Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security for providing each student with personal protective equipment and other supplies and resources to complete the National Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Mississippi Youth Preparedness Initiative (MyPI). The MyPI requires each student to create a family communication plan and emergency supply kit while also helping six additional families become better prepared for any disaster.

Rhett Nelson, Coahoma Community College’s emergency medical technology program director, will visit students virtually in October and discuss additional educational opportunities at the school.


Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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