PEARL ― Trade professionals seeking high-quality jobs should invest in COIN — the Career Opportunity & Industry Network, a free online job bank that pays off by connecting qualified job seekers with construction and manufacturing employers throughout Mississippi.

“We created COIN to serve the needs of Mississippi’s growing construction industry,” said Mike Barkett, president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation. “COIN streamlines the connection between job seekers and employers and showcases a variety of great job opportunities for trade professionals who are serious about finding the right career track.”

It takes just a few minutes to sign up, and while the service is free, there are a few requirements. Applicants must have training in a construction or manufacturing trade, have successfully completed NCCER curriculum, and have an NCCER ID number. Employers who use the job bank must be users of MCEF training or be active members of MCEF.

To get started, participants must create a secure account at and provide basic information about their credentials and job experience. All applicants and their information are reviewed by MCEF.

“We’ve made a few improvements to COIN that have enhanced its value for applicants and employers alike,” Barkett said. “We think they’ll be impressed by the quality and quantity of career opportunities available in Mississippi for individuals just starting their careers as well as seasoned craft professionals.”

For more information, visit or call 601-605-2989.

MCEF is a non-profit educational foundation that provides NCCER craft training and credentialing in more than 100 career and technical programs across the state. The foundation’s mission is to train individuals for the construction and manufacturing industries in Mississippi.

MCEF also offers workforce training and credentialing in construction, industrial maintenance and manufacturing trades. Learn more about MCEF at