BRAC'S SHORT-TERM TRAINING RESOURCE GUIDE
BRAC's Short-Term Training Resource Guide provides an in-depth listing of career and technical education providers and programs. It does not include every training course on offer, but focuses on growing sectors that provide high-wage careers.
The Baton Rouge Area is home to a robust network of workforce training initiatives to fill the needs of high-demand occupations in the Capital Region. Explore the various Baton Rouge Area training and workforce solution initiatives below.
– North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative
The North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative trains North Baton Rouge residents for successful careers with local industrial employers. Students are prepared for careers in either electrical, pipefitting, millwright or welding crafts. Each student will receive free training and credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
– ABC Pelican Chapter
The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. provides nationally accredited curricula developed for the construction industry to train individuals in industry related specialties.
Customized Workforce Solutions
– Louisiana Community & Technical College System Workforce Solutions
The Louisiana Community & Technical College System offers customized workforce solutions for growing businesses and industries in the state. With a goal of creating relevant and timely workforce programs and solutions, LCTCS works closely with businesses to address their hiring needs.
– LED FastStart
LED FastStart is the nation’s best state workforce training program according to Business Facilities magazine. The program offers customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new, or expanding companies.
– Apprenti Louisiana
Apprenti Louisiana works with tech employers to determine hiring needs in the rapidly expanding tech field. To fill these roles, Apprenti Louisiana offers tech apprenticeships to eligible candidates. Candidates receive intensive classroom training, paid on-the-job training, and an opportunity to interview with their employer for a full-time position at the completion of their program.
– Dow Apprenticeships
Working in partnership with River Parishes Community College, Dow is taking a leading role in crafting its workforce pipeline in the Capital Region with its apprenticeship program. Capitalizing off Louisiana’s public-private partnerships, DOW targets men and women who are interested in careers as instrument electrical technicians, process technicians or millwrights.
K-12 Workforce Programs
– Jump Start
Louisiana has become a national leader in Career and Technical Education with the implementation of Jump Start. The diploma pathway allows students to earn Industry Based Credentials (IBCs) while still in high school. These IBCs are based on the specific high-wage, high-demand occupations in geographic regions of the state. In the Capital Region, school systems work in tandem with economic development groups to offer students the best chance at a successful career in one of the region’s bustling industries.
– Jump Start Summers
A summer program of Jump Start, Louisiana’s career and technical education program, Jump Start Summers provides high school students the opportunity to earn IBCs, gain vital soft skill training, and earn academic credits, all while receiving a summer wage. Credentials offered directly correlate with high-demand occupations in the region.
– EBR Career and Technical Education Center
The Career and Technical Education Center offers a half-day program allowing high school students to earn Industry Based Credentials in the four high-wage, high-demand industries of computer science, construction crafts, medical, and manufacturing. All four program areas include hands-on-training and focused courses on professionalism to address soft skills and safety in CTE occupations.
– IBM P-TECH
IBM's Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program is a six-year program for high school students to earn their high school diploma and an associate degree in Applied Science from Baton Rouge Community College simultaneously. The program includes high school coursework with a focus on engineering and computer science accompanied with mentorship and internships.
– DOW Process Technology Pathway
Applying IBM’s P-TECH model, DOW’s Process Technology Pathway will prepare students for careers in manufacturing, teaching skills for refinery, chemical and other-industry-related operators while integrating the six-year format IBM uses. In addition to core classes, the curriculum includes electives in process technology, plant safety, and requires dual enrollment from River Parishes Community College for completion.