On April 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of $450 million in grant funds to expand job-driven training partnerships between community colleges and employers through the fourth round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT) Program. Scale-Up Southeast Louisiana (Scale-Up SELA) has been awarded approximately $2.4 million to train 1,150 participants over four years for jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Sectors.
Scale-Up SELA provides opportunity for competency-based, accelerated manufacturing and energy sector training through the use of hybrid and online technologies, utilization of the team teaching approach, modeled after the I-BEST model, for delivery of instruction, career pathway development with articulation to four-year institutions, credit for prior learning, and strategic alignment with workforce systems and other stakeholders. Participants will be provided with the wrap-around supportive services needed to increase completion as well as opportunities to gain national certifications recognized by industry as well as job placement assistance. Scale-Up SELA works to create a large pool of qualified workers to satisfy the increasing employment needs of our region and beyond. For more information or program eligibility contact (504)762-3077 or firstname.lastname@example.org .