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Workforce Opportunity Grant Spotlight

Louisiana State University of Alexandria and Louisiana Eye & Laser

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Louisiana State University of Alexandria partnered with Louisiana Eye & Laser Center (formerly Alexandria Eye and Laser) to develop the Optometric & Optical Technician Training Program, a first-of-its-kind program for Central Louisiana.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College and RoyOMartin

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The Central Louisiana Technical Community College partnered with RoyOMartin to teach Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator training programs for the timber industry.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College and ACA Corporation

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The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) industry is experiencing a growth in Variant Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems, which are relatively new, efficient heating and cooling systems. As more homes and office buildings are being built with VRF systems, the industry is in need for trained installers and service technicians. For this reason, ACA Corporation and CLTCC partnered to bring VRF systems training to Central Louisiana.

Workforce Opportunity Grants encourage partnerships between employers, higher ed

Ongoing grants from The Rapides Foundation provide more technical training in Cenla

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The Rapides Foundation in early 2015 launched a grant opportunity designed to support training and education for in-demand, above-median income occupations in Central Louisiana. Workforce Opportunity Grants help residents advance their careers, expand the pool of qualified employees for local employers and provide area colleges with the resources to continue offering career-training programs to reach even more students.

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