In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Registered Apprenticeship division has announced the launch of Apprenti Louisiana, the first Information Technology (IT) apprenticeship program in Louisiana. This program is a collaborative effort between the LWC, NexusLA and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC). While multi-faceted, the program’s main objective is to both prepare and connect Louisiana residents with IT jobs of the future. The LWC is poised to invest $130,000 in Apprenti Louisiana, which will accept 10 participants in its first cohort. The program will take 15 months of instruction – three months in the classroom and one year of on-the-job training.

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