New alternative energy program at SLCC's Crowley (Acadian) Campus

Helping critical need for workers in Acadiana

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:23pm

To help the critical need for workers in Acadiana this new program has come just in time to offer technical certificates and diplomas with this technology program.  Expected to begin this fall, the project was awarded nearly $550,000 via a rapid response workforce grant to quickly train skilled workers in in-demand industries.

"I think it's going to do a lot for the town of Crowley.  It'll bring students into the region to study in this laboratory.  I think it's a very innovative program.  There's not another program really like this one in the state, and so it'll draw students from a greater area," says Barbara Benson, professor of new, high-tech program.

The program is hoping to enroll at least twenty students by fall, and enrollment is currently available for anyone interested in this private-public partnership between SLCC, UL, and CLECO that will benefit the community by creating great-paying jobs.  The program offers an associates degree now, but is hopeful to offer a two year-plus Bachelor degree at UL in the future.

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