Spots are still open for those who would like to enroll in the Certified Power Lineman Training Program at SLCC's Acadian campus in Crowley.
Classes being December 4 and there are still several spots available for eligible residents of Region V, which covers Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon parishes. Tuition assistance may be available to those residents who qualify through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.
The program is short-term and will last between 16 to 25 weeks, depending on if the student currently holds a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Graduates of the program will earn a National Center for Construction Education & Research certification, be qualified for employment as a line helper, and receive job placement assistance.
"We are excited to be collaborating with the Louisiana Workforce Development Board #40 - Lafayette Region in this endeavor," said Stephanie Seemion, Director of the Louisiana Workforce Development Board #51 in Lake Charles. "This will allow us to have a multi-regional customized training contract that will enable us to serve several parishes around the state - and not be confined to just our respective parishes. Being able to serve multiple parishes increases the employers' access to qualified applicants, which will, in turn, meet the employers' needs."
To qualify for enrollment in the course, applicants must pass drug and background checks, have a valid driver's license, and be comfortable working at heights. There are also eligibility requirements for tuition assistance.
The program is sponsored by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury in conjunction with the Workforce Development Board and the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
For more information on enrollment and tuition assistance, contact staff at the American Job Center at 337-721-4010.
To learn more about the Louisiana Community College Certified Line Worker Training Program, click here.