Lafayette

Jun 17, 2014 2:52 PM by KATC

Workforce Commission hosting free seminar Wednesday in Lafayette

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is co-sponsoring a half-day seminar Wednesday, June 18 to highlight a range of workforce programs designed to assist employers.

The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at South Louisiana Community College, 320 Devalcourt Street in Lafayette.

Seminar topics will include an introduction of services offered by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, the Small and Emerging Business Center and Louisiana Economic Development's Fast Start Program.

Businesses will learn how to secure training grants and effectively fill positions to save advertising dollars. Training providers also will be on hand to answer questions.

LWC Incumbent Worker Training Program Director Kevin Joyce will discuss how businesses can apply for the training funds to enhance their employees' skills through customized training programs.

Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Industry Coordinator Missy Grimmett will discuss available services at LWC's Business and Career Solutions Centers, such as on-the-job training programs that offer employers a reimbursement of up to 50 percent of qualified employees' wages for up to 12 months.

Human resource professionals and small business owners are encouraged to attend this no-cost seminar. Registration is required and can be completed at workforceseminar2014.eventbrite.com.

Other sponsors include LEDA, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Lafayette Workforce Investment Board, the Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center and South Louisiana Community College.

Lafayette area businesses also can contact LWC's Business Industry Coordinator Missy Grimmett at 225-276-9731, or LEDA's Director of Workforce Development Ryan LaGrange at 337-593-1405 for more information.

To learn more about LWC's no-cost services, visit Louisiana's employment homepage, www.laworks.net.

 

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