DSC seeks to empower individuals and communities with the skills they need to effect change within their communities. These skills are often created through community, business and workforce collaborations working for a common agenda.
President & CEO MOVING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES FORWARD
Willie Jones has been a leader in the transportation and staffing industries, supplying experienced, professional and DOT certified commercial drivers to manufacturers, distributors and motor carriers throughout the South. Since 1995, she has been known as a respected leader in the transportation industry. Her organization was recognized in 2016 as one of the Largest Minority Owned Businesses in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal and its president, Top 50 Women in Business 2013. DSC has established a brand in the transportation industry, forming DSC Training Academy in 2000, a Commercial Truck Driver Training School with locations in Greenville, Tupelo and Jackson, MS. Willie Jones became the first African American women in Mississippi to establish a truck driver training school. It now operates its sole location at its workforce development center at 3906 I-55 South Frontage Road, Jackson, MS.
For over eight years (2011-2019), Mrs. Jones provided quality in-home care to seniors and other clients who needed help with the activities of daily living. Through these efforts her agency enriched the lives of clients as they enabled them to maintain the highest possible level of independent living in their own home for as long as possible, in addition to providing jobs for women in Mississippi. In 2018, Mrs. Jones was selected as one of Mississippi’s Top CEOs by MS Business Journal. Mrs. Jones believes good workforce development that leads to better paying jobs and a highly skilled workforce uplifts people, families, communities and the Mississippi economy.
WHY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MATTERS
Community development provides the foundation a city or state needs to improve the lives of its citizens. It creates strong, diverse communities that are able to attract and keep talent, start and grow businesses, and overcome issues that arise. Citizens will be happier, healthier, richer, and live longer lives. Businesses will have a larger base of customers who can purchase their products and services, and our state will have a more skilled and diverse workforce to help grow its overall economy.