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Northwest LTC Receives $83,000 Gift from TCI

MINDEN, Louisiana, February 4, 2015 — Northwest Louisiana Technical College Minden Campus was buzzing with excitement this morning as Training Consultants, Inc. donated $83,000 in trainers for the college’s new industrial electricity program. Tony Shackleford, national sales manager for Training Consultants, Inc., was pleased to help forge this partnership with Northwest LTC and looks forward to the much anticipated growth in this high skill, high wage, high demand program. Scott Price, assistant dean, is excited by the new partnership with TCI and the potential of this program to meet workforce needs in our region. “We exist to support business an industry with a workforce that gives them a competitive advantage.” He continued, “With partners like Tony and TCI, we will meet the training needs of Northwest Louisiana and contribute to the statewide goals outlined in Our Louisiana 2020.” Electricity instructor, Mike Holomon, is looking forward to working with the new trainers. “Our students need state-of-the-art trainers to be better prepared for the workforce of tomorrow.” He too, is deeply grateful to Training Consultants, Inc. for their investment in the industrial electricity program. Founded in 1936, Northwest LTC is a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Northwest LTC was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing colleges in Louisiana. For more information about Northwest LTC and its programs, visit www.nwltc.edu or contact Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr....

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Northwest LTC Secures $1.6 Million for Workforce Development

MINDEN, Louisiana, January 22, 2015—As the New Year begins, Northwest Louisiana Technical College prepares to invest the $1.6 million dollars it has been awarded to promote workforce development efforts in our region. The new dollars are from the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) Fund and represent the largest single investment from the new fund for any two-year college in the State. In June of last year, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation that increased higher education funding by $40 million, of which nearly $12 million has gone to Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges. The legislation created the WISE Fund and Northwest LTC submitted a successful proposal to fund four pathway projects that will increase graduates in Cyber Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing, and Energy Services. “We carefully developed a regional workforce development plan that will meet the needs of multiple industry sectors in Northwest Louisiana,” said Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Interim Director. “We are delighted that the Board of Regents has seen the merits of our plan and has invested significantly in our College. These dollars will help us meet our goal to triple the number of graduates in our workforce training programs over the next five years.” Northwest LTC’s Chief Academic Officer, Laurie Morrow, shared, “We are laser-focused on the creation and expansion of high-skill, high-demand, and high-wage curricula that meet regional workforce needs. The WISE funds...

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Electrician- Industrial Electrician

Program Description & Curriculum The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical devices, components, and equipment. Graduates may find employment in industrial, residential, and commercial electrical professions. Printable Brochure Degrees/Certificates Technical Diploma (TD) Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Technical Competency Area (TCA) Available degrees and certificates may vary at each campus. Check with your local campus for more information. CIP 460302   CURRICULUM Course # Course Title Lecture/Lab Hours Credit Hours Clock Hours ORNT 1000 Freshman Seminar 1/0 1 15 ELEC 1110 Basic Electricity 1/2 3 75 ELEC 1130 Basic Electronics 1/2 3 75 TCA – Electrician Helper I 7 165 ELEC 1210 Residential Wiring 2/4 6 150 ELEC 2460 Technical Mathematics for Electricians 1/1 2 45 TCA – Electrician Helper II 15 360 ELEC 1311 Residential Wiring Installation 1/5 6 165 ELEC 1220 Electrical Raceways 0/3 3 90 ELEC 1230 National Electrical Code 0/2 2 90 ELEC 1430 Blueprint Interpretation 1/2 3 90 JOBS 2450 Job Seeking Skills 2/0 2 30 CTS – Residential Electrician 31 825 Technical Diplomas in specialized areas require the completion of the basic core courses PLUS the completion of specialty courses listed in the following groups: ELEC 1330 Generators/Motors and Transformer Operation 0/2 2 90 ELEC 1450 Variable Frequency Drives 0/2 2 90 ELEC 1440 Motor Controls 0/3 3 135 ELEC 2630 Introduction to Process...

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Social Media and Grassroots Campaign Urges Northwest Louisiana Residents to ‘Be Wise’

MINDEN, Louisiana, November 10,2014—Northwest Louisiana Technical College will use communications platforms as varied as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, music festivals, high school football games, movie theaters and churches to build awareness of workforce training programs that prepare Louisiana residents for high-wage jobs in as little as sixteen weeks. The message of this first-of-its-kind social media and grassroots-outreach campaign is Be Wise. Spend Less. Earn More. Northwest LTC will use the hashtag #BEWISELA to promote the affordability of its flexible, industry-based certification, diploma, and degree programs that equip residents with skills and training for high-demand jobs with starting wages of $15 to $16 an hour. “We want the citizens of Northwest Louisiana to understand that our programs can quickly train them for middle-class careers to improve their lives,” said Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Interim Director. “The ‘Be Wise’ campaign allows us to deliver that message to an array of people across the region recognizing that our citizens receive information in a variety of ways.” The Be Wise campaign supports the goal of Louisiana’s Community and Technical College System to triple the number of graduates in its workforce training programs over the next five years. Already, the State’s 13 two-year colleges are playing an increasingly high-profile role in preparing residents for the more than 80,000 high-wage, high-skill jobs that will be created by an anticipated $80 billion in industrial investment in Louisiana...

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Northwest LTC to build Workforce Development Center

MINDEN, Louisiana, November 10,2014—Act 360 of the 2013 Legislative Session authorized funding for 29 construction projects for Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges, requiring a 12 percent local match for state funds. The bonds will be sold over a three year period and fund approximately one third of the projects annually. For Northwest LTC’s Minden Campus, the legislature authorized a state share of $2.25 million with a local match of $300,000 for the construction of a Workforce Development Center. On October 30, 2014, the LCTCS Facilities Corporation certified the Act 360 match for Northwest LTC. Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Interim Director of Northwest LTC, is pleased to see the Minden project included in the first round with construction expected to begin in March. “The community’s investment in Northwest LTC has been phenomenal; this support led to the construction of the new campus in Minden and now the construction of a new facility that will serve the interests of economic development in Northwest Louisiana.” In today’s economy, most middle class jobs require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. The passage of Act 360 allows community and technical colleges to modernize and expand facilities and provide the training necessary for graduates to secure jobs that will allow them to live the American dream. “We are thankful to our Act 360 fundraising committee which included James Madden, Jerri dePingre,...

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