Northwest LTC Students Receive AT&T Scholarship

MANSFIELD, Louisiana, April 22, 2015—Two students from Northwest Louisiana Technical College’s Mansfield Campus were recently awarded scholarships from the AT&T Construction Technology Scholarship Program. The recipients, Chase Chandler and Garrett Cowden, are welding students and have received $500 each to support their studies.

AT&T launched the scholarship program to support students attending Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges to secure training in high-wage, high-demand construction crafts. “The need for trained talent in the construction fields is significant; this scholarship program demonstrates the ways in which we collaborate with corporate partners to ensure that our region continues to supply the best trained talent in the world”, said Rick Bateman, interim director of Northwest LTC.

Workforce development is not a hobby for us… it’s what we do every single day”, added Mansfield Campus Dean, Dianne Clark. “Scholarship support from companies like AT&T makes it possible for gifted students like Chase and Garrett to complete programs that fill a critical need in our regional economy.”

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 or contact Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. at:

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L to R: Chase Chandler and Garrett Cowden