Job Training

Job Training

Job Training

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 the employment, training and retraining of unemployed and economically disadvantaged and dislocated workers through training subsidies and employer incentives
  • Training services may include basic skills training, cooperate education, customized training combining on-the-job training and industry-specific training, etc.
  • Program pays for tuition, books, and training supplies
  • Locally administered by the City of Shreveport’s Department of Community Development (inside the city limits) and the Coordinating and Development Corporation (outside of Shreveport)

Incumbent Worker Training Program

  • Program designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees, and increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company
  • Company eligibility requirements:
    • Business must have operated in Louisiana and contributed to the state’s unemployment insurance system for at least three years
    • Each employer or consortium of employers must train at least 15 employees
    • Small employers encouraged to participate
    • Preference is given to employers who utilize public training providers, donate equipment, and supplies to the program, and participate in the state’s Welfare to Work Initiative

Louisiana Workforce Development & Training Program

  • Available to new and expanding companies, as well as firms implementing new and expanding technologies
    • Program offers pre-employment and worker-upgrade training
    • Administered by Louisiana Economic Development

Strategies to Empower People (STEP)

  • Goal is to provide opportunities for work-eligible families of FITAP to receive job training, employment and supportive services to enable them to become self-sufficient
  • Result of the Personal Responsibility and Universal Engagement Act of 2003 passed by the Louisiana Legislature