LED Fast Start

Recognized for its innovation, effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency, LED FastStart® is the nation’s best state workforce training program, according to Business Facilities magazine.

FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new or expanding companies — all at no cost. Based on a company’s immediate and long-term workforce needs, the FastStart team crafts unique programs that ensure high-quality, flexible workers are prepared on day one and beyond.
The FastStart team includes dozens of experienced professionals from a range of businesses — manufacturing to corporate headquarters, digital media to customer support centers and R&D. FastStart has designed and delivered comprehensive workforce solutions for a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies, as well as high-tech companies funded by leading venture capital firms.

FastStart Experience Includes:

  • 2D/3D Graphics Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership Instruction
  • Organization Development
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Recruitment and Selection Tactics
  • Social Media Campaign Implementation
  • Technical Instruction
  • Videography
  • Web Design
Workforce Investment Act
  • Designed to stimulate employment, training and retraining of unemployed and economically disadvantaged persons
  • Federal funds pay 50% of wages for newly hired, eligible employees
  • Program pays for tuition, books and training supplies
  • “Customized” training available for new hires combining on-the-job training and vocational classroom training
  • Locally administered by the City of Shreveport and the Coordinating and Development Corporation
Incumbent Worker Training Program

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  • Customized employer-driven training program for existing employees
  • Designed to increase productivity and company growth
  • Administered by training provider
  • Company eligibility requirements:
    • Operated in Louisiana for 3 years
    • Contributed to the Unemployment Insurance Systems for at least 3 years
    • Each employer or consortium of employers must train at least fifteen (15) employees
    • Designed for supplemental training
    • Preference is given to employers who utilize public training providers, donate equipment and supplies to the program and participate in Louisiana’s Welfare to Work initiative
    • Application process required for approval
    • Administered by the Louisiana Department of Labor
Louisiana Workforce Development & Training Program
  • Offers customized training
  • Available to Louisiana companies expanding within the state by an additional location in a new area, existing Louisiana businesses that have been operating less than three years and companies located outside of Louisiana locating a facility within the state. The expansion of an existing Louisiana company, by the addition of a new technology or product line, can be considered.
  • Application process required for approval
  • Funds private and public sources of worker training
  • Administered by Louisiana Economic Development
Louisiana Job Employment & Training Program (LaJet)
  • Employment and training programs for Caddo Parish mandatory food stamp recipients
  • Services include:
    • Individual assessment and testing
    • Counseling
    • Job development & readiness training
    • Literacy training
    • Basic skills workplace training
  • Administered by the City of Shreveport’s Department of Community Development
Strategies to Empower People (STEP)
  • Provides training and job opportunities for welfare recipients and non-custodial parents
  • Use of funds:
    • Job readiness
    • Employment activities and job placement
    • Post-employment training services and job retention
    • Support services – including transportation
  • Locally administered by the City of Shreveport and the Coordinating and Development Corporation


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