Certified Line Worker Training Program at Delgado Community College
October 23, 2017
For Immediate Release
New Orleans donates $50,000 to kick off Certified Line Worker
Training Program at Delgado Community College
NEW ORLEANS - Entergy New
Orleans, Inc. officials today (Oct. 23) presented a $50,000 check to
Delgado Community College to support the start of the Certified Line
Worker Training Program, which was developed through a partnership
between the Louisiana Energy Workforce Consortium (LEWC) and the
Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS).
upcoming need for skilled, trained line workers in the near future,
electric utility companies, utility contractors and community and
technical colleges from across Louisiana have come together to form
the LEWC. Graduates of the 26-week evening studies program at Delgado
Community College will obtain National Center for Construction
Education and Research certification, be qualified for employment as
a line helper and receive job-placement assistance. LEWC members were
instrumental in developing the program's curriculum and designing the
"This is a great example of the type of
cooperation needed between industry and our educational system to
develop the workforce of tomorrow," said Charles Rice, president
and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. "We're pleased to support this
program and look forward to helping its graduates start rewarding
careers in a job that is, in many ways, the backbone of the electric
utility industry. We're also glad to continue our support of Delgado's
workforce development initiatives."
"The workforce of the Greater New Orleans region continues to be
upwardly mobile thanks to job training partnerships like this one
between Delgado Community College and Entergy New Orleans," said
Joan Davis, chancellor of Delgado Community College. "We thank
our partners at Entergy for their support, and we look forward to the
day when this program's graduates are helping keep us comfortable,
safe and productive inside all of our homes and businesses."
Delgado Community College and Fletcher Technical Community College
will be the first Louisiana colleges to offer the Certified Line
Worker Training Program beginning in January 2018. More information
on the program is available at http://www.dcc.edu/academics/workforce/line_worker.aspx or
by calling 504-671-6706.
Delgado Community College is the largest, oldest and most diverse
community college in Louisiana. More than 25,000 students are served
by Delgado each semester. The college provides more than 100 degree,
certificate and diploma programs as well as adult education and
workforce development to residents of the Greater New Orleans region
and a broad range of the Gulf South, other U.S. states and Latin
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an electric and gas utility that serves
Louisiana's Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than
198,000 customers and natural gas to more than 106,000 customers.
Entergy New Orleans is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
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