This is an archived program and therefore, may not contain current information.

Project LINCC (Learning Initiatives through Novel Career Connections) provides support, training, and technical assistance to address the career exploration and development needs of all elementary and secondary students in Hattiesburg Public and Lamar County Schools. Special emphasis is placed on the needs of students in special education programs, those with ADA/504 plans, and those at-risk.

Since Project LINCC began in 1999, it has helped establish …

  • 21 School-to-Careers Teams serving 12,000 students

  • Partnerships with various agencies, committees, etc.

  • Accessibility in the Hattiesburg Public School’s Mobile Classroom

  • Implementation of the “Learning for Life” Curriculum

  • Career Fairs

  • Implementation of the “Storybook Careers” Series

  • Youth Leadership Forum

  • “Welcome to the Real World”

  • Career Labs in all Schools

  • Project Website

  • Lamar County Center for Technical Excellence Site Tours

  • Job Shadowing

  • Listserv with 225 members

  • “Careers in Mississippi”

Technical Assistance Requests
Project LINCC is available to provide technical assistance to all staff in the Hattiesburg Public and Lamar County Schools. Technical assistance requests by other districts may also be available. Please contact us for further information. To request technical assistance relating to transition from school to careers, please contact the Institute for Disability Studies.

Project LINCC is pleased to collaborate with area businesses and educational agencies through the Education Committee of the Area Development Partnership. Among other projects, this committee has developed a listing of career speakers who are available to make presentation to area schools.

For more information, please contact the LINCC Project Coordinator

Institute for Disability Studies
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive # 5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
1-888-671-0051 (Toll free and TTY)