BRAC Releases Short-Term Training Resource Guide

Resource showcases Capital Region short-term educational offerings

BATON ROUGE, La. (September 30, 2020) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today released a short-term training resource guide to equip jobseekers and employers with easy access to educational offerings for upskilling and reskilling in the Capital Region. The guide is available online at

“Due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment in the Capital Region reached a peak of over 50,000 workers,” said Gloria Moncada, ExxonMobil refinery manager and BRAC’s Education & Workforce Issue Council chair. “As businesses reopen, many jobs may still be unavailable. BRAC put together this guide of short-term training resources to allow jobseekers to find quick programming that can diversify their skillsets and open them up to more job opportunities. Through these training options, jobseekers can upskill or retrain for a different industry.”

The guide provides a robust listing of career and technical education providers and programs, with a focus on growing sectors that provide high-wage careers, including technology, healthcare, business, trade & construction, law, and digital art & design. Each program listed in the guide can be completed in under 12 weeks, culminates in a credential or prepares a student to take a certification exam, and does not require any prior experience (no pre-requisites).

Additionally, the guide details resources for jobseekers, including local job boards, organizations offering career services, and more.

The guide is available online at

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber   

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,400 small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at


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