CLTCC welcomes Drax Biomass as forestry program partner

Published: Apr. 10, 2019 at 1:50 PM CDT
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The Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) Huey P. Long Campus Forest Technology program is pleased to welcome Drax Biomass as an industry partner.

The program is celebrating its one-year anniversary and recognizing Jay Evans, procurement site manager for LaSalle Bioenergy (Drax Biomass), for his assistance developing the Forest Technology Program. Evans is a member of the Forest Technology Occupational Advisory Committee which consists of industry leaders that guide the program toward producing students capable of performing jobs that industry needs.

“It makes a lot of sense for businesses and educational institutions to work together to design training and curricula for students who will be entering the workforce,” Evans said. “By sponsoring a class by Landmark Spatial Solutions that allowed all students and both Forestry instructors to receive additional training using T-Cruise, Solo Forest, and Arc GIS, students will leave CLTCC with an understanding of the latest technology in the field of Forestry that is second to none.”

“Our school is focused on meeting the needs of the community by equipping our students to be ready for available jobs,” said Jeff Johnson, CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus Dean. “This partnership is one way we are meeting this goal and we hope to expand to other businesses in the future.”