Central Louisiana parishes are committed to developing a workforce that responds to the needs of our employers, so that each employee has the opportunity to reach their full potential. To accomplish these two goals and to ensure that Central Louisiana has a workforce of the highest quality, we are now developing the first Certified Work Ready Communities region in Louisiana. In partnership with the Orchard Foundation, The Rapides Foundation, Delta Regional Authority, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Northwest Louisiana Technical College, area high schools, and local governments, we are creating a workforce ecosystem that:
- Links education to workforce development;
- Aligns with the economic development needs of our region; and
- Matches individuals foundational skills to employer’s jobs, based on skills assessments.
Our work to certify our region in 2016 demonstrates our commitment to help make our employers even more competitive in their respective markets.