Popular Programs Help with Quick Career Changes
Victoria Adams Phipps
Chief Strategy Officer
New Orleans Business Alliance
Nonprofits like Operation Spark and the New Orleans Career Center provide hands-on training for immediate opportunities, and higher-educatioinstitutions like Loyola, Delgado and UNO offer continuing education programs that offer credentials and certifications. Online courses through sites like Coursera and Skillshare also provide a wide array of offerings. Once these programs are completed, partners like JOB1 and tools like WorkNOLA can be leveraged to find a great new job.
KAREN LOACH, M.Ed.
Assistant Director | Career Services Coordinator
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Northwestern State is one of nine schools in Louisiana affiliated with Compete LA, a statewide college completion initiative designed to help adults with some college credit complete their degrees. NSU also offers several online degree programs for working adults, including specialized post-baccalaureate certificates for professionals seeking credentials to advance their careers.
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
The Louisiana Community & Technical Colleges System’s Reboot Your Career Program retrains those impacted by COVID-19 layoffs and closures for jobs on high-wage career pathways. Programs are offered in healthcare, transportation and logistics, IT, manufacturing, and construction, and credential training can be completed in 12 weeks or less. There is no application fee, and tuition is offered at a reduced rate or free for qualified individuals. To learn more, visit lctcs.edu/rebootyourcareer.
Arlanda J. Williams, MPA
Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development & Institutional Advancement
Dean of Technical Education
Delgado Community College
The Workforce Division at Delgado offers industry-based certifications in technology, health care, skills trades, mechatronics and many more. Our IT suite of courses lend to entry-, as well as mid-level employment, and we offer Agile Project Management training as well as Scrum master certifications. We work with our industry partners to determine what training is needed for a strong workforce.
Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development
River Parishes Community College
We offer training opportunities, with free or reduced tuition through our REBOOT Your Career program. These courses are targeted for careers in high-demand fields with high wages, like healthcare, and industrial. RPCC has programs for truck drivers, crane operators, riggers and carpenters, which take four weeks or less to complete, and online courses in network support, user support, internet security and web development are coming soon.
President & CEO
Many local colleges and universities are offering continuing education, certification programs and training. The University of New Orleans PaCE Program and Tulane University’s SOPA are great examples of this. There are also organizations devoted to training software developers, such as Operation Spark, and many two-year programs for skilled jobs in manufacturing, construction, healthcare and more. JEDCO can help connect you to the resources that best meet your needs.