Regions Bank donates branch property to CLTCC

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Regions Bank announced Wednesday that the company has formally donated an Alexandria branch property to Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC).

Image provided from Regions Bank and CLTCC press release: The former Regions branch at 803 Sixth St. (above) will now become part of the CLTCC campus.

The former branch is located at the corner of Jackson and Sixth Streets in downtown Alexandria, just half a block north of CLTCC's new downtown campus.

“Regions Bank is committed to serving Rapides Parish, and one of the most powerful ways we can make a difference is by helping advance education and workforce readiness in our community,” said Eric Lord, Alexandria Market Executive for Regions. “CLTCC is home to many of the finest educators in Central Louisiana, and they are working every day to prepare students for highwage, high-skill and high-demand careers. What’s happening today is not just a donation; it’s an investment in the future for CLTCC students and the local employers that are hiring CLTCC graduates.”

Currently, administrators are finalizing plans for how to best leverage the former Regions branch facility and parking lot, just across Desoto from the main CLTCC building. Customer-service operations at the former Regions branch were absorbed into other, nearby Regions locations in August 2019.

“This property will support our focus on delivering thorough, rapid, flexible and innovative training that supports Central Louisiana’s workforce and economy,” said CLTCC Chancellor Jimmy Sawtelle. “During their time at CLTCC, students not only become proficient in areas such as healthcare, business administration, construction, industrial maintenance, and more – they also discover rewarding career paths right here at home. Regions’ commitment to supporting education will open new doors of possibility as we reach more students from throughout Central Louisiana.”

“Not only is CLTCC delivering a quality education to prepare the workforce of tomorrow, the work of CLTCC is supporting employers and contributing to the strength of our entire area," said Eric Lord, the Regions Market Executive. "And as more people are connected with good jobs, they are better prepared to financially thrive. We are honored to support CLTCC’s valuable mission.”

Regions Bank continues to operate three branches in Rapides Parish, including two in Alexandria and one in Pineville. The donation of this property was formalized during the community college system's Wednesday board meeting in Baton Rouge.

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