First-of-its kind workforce collaboration in Louisiana


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“South Louisiana Community College, the board of directors for Local Workforce Development Board #40, and area parish presidents in Acadiana are partnering to improve workforce development in the region. The collaboration – a first for a community college in Louisiana – falls under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) enacted in 2014.

“The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act puts great emphasis on the out-of-school youth, collaborations with re-entry and adult education partners, individuals with disabilities, in addition to the unemployed and underemployed populations. The board of LWDB #40 is confident that SLCC will be successful in coordinating the alignment of services among the One-Stop partners that will promote and increase successful outcomes to both the individual and the employer. Special gratitude to the parish presidents, Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workforce Development, LWDB #40 board of directors, One-Stop Committee members, attorney, CPA, partners and most importantly, the dedicated team of SLPG/LWDB #40 for continuous improvement of our Workforce Development programs,” said Brenda Hubbard-Thomas, LWDB #40 WIOA Executive Director.”

  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Louisiana Workforce Commission
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