MINDEN, Louisiana, September 24,2014 — Northwest Louisiana Technical College has completed a customized training program designed to meet the workforce needs of Clement Industries, a Minden-based manufacturer of steel and aluminum dump trailers. The College partnered with Louisiana Economic Development Fast Start to provide accelerated flux core arc welding training that helped Clement hire 20 new employees.

Clement Industries Plant Manager, Les Quay said, “The curriculum that was used for these FCAW courses was exactly what was needed to ensure candidates would be provided with the knowledge to be successful welders for Clement Industries.” Scott Price, Northwest LTC’s Assistant Dean at the Minden Campus, added, “In addition to the technical skills required by Clement, the 90-hour course provided basic skills such as reading a tape measure, basic manufacturing math, and proper work ethic.

Founded in 1936, Northwest Louisiana Technical College is a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The main campus is located in Minden and other campuses operate in Mansfield, Many, Natchitoches, and Shreveport. Northwest LTC was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges. For more information about Northwest LTC and its programs, visit www.nwltc.edu or contact Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. at: rickbateman@nwltc.edu.