Gov. Edwards announces major LCTCS program expansions in Tallulah and Monroe

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: Marie Constantin / MGN Online

BATON ROUGE, La. (Office of the Governor) - On Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Dr. Monty Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), announced the construction of a new Workforce Training Center in Tallulah and substantial expansion of the Advanced Technology Center in Monroe for the Louisiana Delta Community College.

The new facility in Tallulah and expansion in Monroe represent a public-private investment of $10 million collectively in academic and workforce training opportunities. Local business and industry and parish governments contributed more than $1.3 million in a project match to support the two projects.

“It is a great day for the people of Louisiana when we get to announce a big investment in the futures of our young people, especially when it results in a strengthened workforce and economy,” said Gov. Edwards. “The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is bringing workforce training access to areas of the state that need it most while helping us fill the gaps that will continue to grow as the ageing members of our workforce leave skilled labor jobs.”

Workforce Training Center – Tallulah Campus

This new facility will upgrade and increase technical program offerings in demand by local business and industry, including accounting, nursing, welding, diesel powered equipment technology, general education, remedial courses, academic transfer, adult basic education and career support programs.

"Today, we are in Northeast Louisiana to announce a generational investment in this region and its people,” said Dr. Sullivan. “The new Louisiana Delta Community College Tallulah campus and the substantial addition to the Advanced Technology Center in Monroe will provide access to life changing academic and workforce training for those who need it the most. We are grateful to Governor Edwards for his continued commitment to and investment in workforce opportunities for the people of Louisiana."

Advanced Technology Center – Monroe Campus

The expansion will grow the workforce technology programs in the northeast region in response to industry demands, including manufacturing basics, process technicians and industrial instrumentation technicians. It will also increase the opportunity for local businesses to access customized training nearby and create a nexus for courting new businesses to the area in concert with our economic development and workforce partners.