Continuing Education

Senior Man Taking A Night Class

Changing careers is common—various statistics suggest people change their career an average of three to seven times in their lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start, to improve a current skillset and knowledge base, or to simply add to your life experience and job qualifications, going back to school can be a helpful next step. This could involve working towards a two- or three-year post-graduate degree or simply a certification offered by a training program lasting eight to twelve weeks. Today’s schools offer a variety of options to match the busy lifestyles of working professionals choosing to continue their education. Online courses and night classes offer flexible learning opportunities, and they may not be cost prohibitive—from scholarships and financial aid to reduced tuition with no application fees, you can likely find a path forward that won’t break the bank.

Delgado Community College Workforce Development provides personal, professional and customized training for a range of industries and is steadily rebuilding Louisiana’s workforce. Small business owners can retrain and upgrade their existing workforce, or individuals hoping to start a career in health care or other industries can be matched with educational opportunities. Delgado’s Youth Occupational Skills Training prepares young people to enter high-demand areas and transition to work, resulting in further growth and development of local professionals who can contribute their talents to the region. Delgado Workforce Development is also growing by adding new technology and advanced manufacturing learning opportunities for future workers. Keeping up with global trends, the technology department is expanding offerings to ready workers for the demands of companies in the digital age.

Delgado Workforce Development is proud to announce the new Reboot Your Career program, which is designed to support workers who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 and re-train them for available jobs on high-wage career pathways. The Reboot Your Career program offers training opportunities in Construction, Medical Assistant, Medical Records and Health IT, Pharmacy Tech, Computer Network Support, Information Security, Web Developer, Manufacturing, and more.

“We’re excited to help rebuild our state’s workforce after the pandemic by offering training programs for certifications that are much quicker to attain than a degree,” says Kim Tubre, Director of Corporate, Community and Continuing Education.  Instead of several semesters, these trainings have durations of only eight to twelve weeks. Additionally, the Reboot Your Career program comes with reduced tuition and no application fees.

To register or learn more, visit dcc.edu/workforce-development/continuing-education or contact the department at 504-671-6474 or via email at noncredit@dcc.edu.

University of Holy Cross (UHC) invites students of all ages and backgrounds to launch a meaningful career and live a life with purpose. Steeped in Catholic heritage and tradition, UHC promotes the ideals of service and care for others in an environment of mutual support and faith, where every student is more than just a number.

Set on a lush, serene campus just minutes from downtown New Orleans, UHC’s campus offers the best of both worlds. The student body is small enough to accommodate a personalized education experience, encouraging one-on-one engagement with educators, faculty and peers, while maintaining a larger community of compassion, care and accountability. Whether pursuing an undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree, there’s a program to guide you through every stage of your career. Flexible scheduling also makes it easier than ever to balance continued education with an existing career.

The University of Holy Cross is a top choice for receiving a high-quality education without the debts typically associated with a private education; in fact, UHC graduates finish school with less debt than at any private college in the region. Financial aid and scholarship programs help students cover college costs, and academic skills center counselors host FAFSA Fridays every week to help applicants fill out the federal financial aid form.

With over 65 majors and programs and an average class size of 13, an education at University of Holy Cross is the first step toward maximizing your potential, achieving your dreams, and living the life you’ve always envisioned for yourself.

For more information on available programs and admissions, visit go.uhcno.edu.