In local news:

LWC has been awarded a $1,550,000 million grant by the U.S Department of Labor (USDOL) for the Expanding Opportunities Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs project, which is aimed at increasing the number of registered apprentices throughout the state. The agency will partner with state high schools and the Ochsner Health System for the project. While aimed at developing Registered Apprenticeship programs in surgical technician and licensed practical nurse fields, LWC will also look to increase the number of all registered apprentices in the state of Louisiana by 100 percent over the next three years.

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