Northshore Technical Community College

World class technical training, qualified faculty, academic transfer and successful partnerships with business and industry are just a few of the many opportunities available through Northshore Technical Community College. Today's industry standards require technical training and skills enhancements necessary to build career opportunities throughout the lifespan. The faculty, staff, and administration of Northshore Technical Community College maintain academic and industry approved credentials to fulfill the college mission: "Northshore Technical Community College is committed to providing quality workforce training and transfer opportunities to students seeking a competitive edge in today’s global economy".

Northshore Technical Community College provides locations throughout the northshore at the Sullivan Main Campus in Bogalusa, an Instructional Service Center in Slidell, the Hammond Area Branch Campus in Hammond, and the Florida Parishes Branch Campus in Greensburg. Fall 2012 enrollment census data indicated a total credit student enrollment of 3,136 students while additional noncredit student enrollment averages 1,500 students annually. Technical and academic program offerings include career training and academic transfer opportunities in health sciences, industrial technology, business services, computer technology, and general education. Critical partnerships with business and industry provide direct job placement opportunities for graduates in all fields.

The Workforce Development Division located at the Hammond Area Branch Campus serves the college by providing various training ventures for our campuses and business and industry stakeholders. These ventures include but are not limited to customized, incumbent worker, non-credit, and rapid response training initiatives for existing business and industry in addition to industry locating to the region. Partnerships with Southeastern Louisiana University, the Northshore Health Care Alliance, WIA 20, and the WIA First Planning District have provided training opportunities for dislocated workers as well as those incumbent to the industry.

Signature Programs include a nationally recognized Models of Change program serving at risk and adjudicated youth, YouthBuild Bogalusa; currently ranked 15th in the nation, Toyota T-TEN, funding through the Mine Safety and Health Administration for mine safety training, Work Ready U; serving adult learner, Dual Enrollment for five school districts, and Connect to Success; a partnership between Northshore Technical Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University providing seamless transfer opportunities for students seeking transfer between institutions.

NTCC is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The college is a participant in the annual Salzburg Global Leadership Seminar and provides various scholarship opportunities for students provided by business and industry in addition to the Sullivan Vocational Foundation, DEMCO, and the Ray Smith Memorial Foundation just to name a few.

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Incumbent Worker Training Program Customized Training Program

The Incumbent Worker Training Program is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission, businesses and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees and thereby increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company. These improvements are expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that otherwise may have been eliminated and an increase in wages for trained workers. The Customized Training program allows an employer or a consortium of employers with a minimum of 15 employees who need training an opportunity to determine the type of training needed and the training provider. Employers must have been in business in the state for at least three years and contributing to state unemployment insurance tax laws.

For more information visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission online at http://www.laworks.net

Incumbent Worker Training Program Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET)

The Incumbent Worker Training Program is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission, businesses and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees and thereby increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company. These improvements are expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that otherwise may have been eliminated and an increase in wages for trained workers. SBET is designed for employers with 50 or fewer employees to assist in the skill development of an existing employee through individual, standardized (off-the-shelf) training. Employers must have been in business in the state for at least three years and contributing to state unemployment insurance tax laws.

For more information, visit Louisiana Workforce Commission online at http://www.laworks.net

Louisiana FastStart

Louisiana FastStart, launched in 2008 by Louisiana Economic Development (LED), provides customized recruitment, screening and training to new and expanding companies at no cost. The program is available to manufacturers, corporate headquarters, warehouse and distribution, research and development or other strategic facilities that commit to creating a net of at least 15 new permanent jobs, or any service-related operation that commits to creating a net of at least 50 new permanent jobs. Service industries, headquarters and warehouse and distribution companies must have a majority of sales out of state.

For additional information, contact Jeff Lynn, Executive Director of Louisiana FastStart, at 225-342-0107 or visit LED online at www.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com

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