LTC offers job-training program in construction
Courses offered are drafting, welding, and electrical training.
Robert Cox, campus administrator is encouraging residents to get on board quickly if they want to take the course.
“There is a waiting list for the next series of classes and everyone is encouraged to register now, for the next series of courses which begins in Jan,” Cox said.
According to LTC Specialized Training Coordinator David Matlosz, the classes are offered to help area residents develop skills to begin a successful career in construction, while also helping Louisiana rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
With the rebuilding efforts of the Gulf Coast, skilled construction workers are in higher demand than ever.
"Those with construction skills have the potential to earn a great salary wile helping to rebuild Louisiana," Matlosz said.
According to the Louisiana Department of Labor, the average wage of an entry level trained construction worker, as of 2006, is $12 per hour. The average salary of a trained craft professional is $20 per hour.
In addition to free tuition, participants receive free books and free supplies.
All students must present a valid identification and copy of his or her social security card. Additionally, individuals must show proof of residence in a hurricane-affected zip code and male students must be registered with Selective Services. All students must be at least 17 years-old.
Due to a reduction in funding, Cox said the air conditioning program will no longer be offered as a tuition free course.
“We lost some funding so we had to cancel the free training for the air conditioner course, however we will continue to offer the other training,” he said.
Information and enrollment is also available on the school’s website at www.lctcs.state.la.edu or those interested may contact the school at 985-536-4418.
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