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Portal opened for those looking for employment or training in Acadiana

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Posted at 10:53 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 12:40:05-04

One Acadiana (1A), LEDA, Acadiana Workforce Solutions, and other partners relaunched AcadianaOpportunity.com , a web portal that helps connect individuals seeking training or employment with resources. The initiative will be featured on an upcoming webinar with regional higher education leaders this Tuesday, May 19, according to a press release.

The portal will include an in-take form for workers who have lost their job due to COVID-19 to connect with a representative of Acadiana Workforce Solutions, who will determine their eligibility for grant funding that could help cover the cost of enrolling in training or certification classes. Additionally, the portal lists relevant course offerings at SLCC, LSU Eunice, and UL Lafayette, as well as job assistance resources available through Acadiana Workforce Solutions, LEDA, and Louisiana Job Connection.

1A and partners are hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 19 at 9 a.m. to discuss this initiative and related opportunities with a panel of higher education leaders, including Dr. Nancee Sorenson, Chancellor of LSUE; Dr. Claire Arabie of UL Lafayette; and Jermaine Ford of SLCC. Registration is free and open to the public at AcadianaOpportunity.Eventbrite.com , but capacity will be limited.

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