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Division for Community and Workforce Development

 

Welcome

Core Values

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

CWD Goals

Departments

Contact Information


Welcome

The Division of Community and Workforce Development (CWD) provides a program of non-credit continuing education to respond to the training and lifelong learning needs of our service area..

As the Vice Chancellor for this division, I am pleased to bring direction and guidance to several community and economic development related initiatives such as:   Adult Literacy, Community Education, Corporate Training, Homebuyer Education, Small Business Development, Workforce Training, and Youth Services initiatives.  Additionally, I provide leadership to the University’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs as well as with the SUSLA Community Development Corporation (CDC).  With the commitment and support of the staff, we will achieve maximum effectiveness in providing services to our customer base.  To achieve this effectiveness, we have adopted the following core values:

Core Values

  • Commitment to Customer-Centered Initiatives
  • Organizational Responsiveness
  • Respect for all-regardless of roles and responsibilities
  • Education and Professional Development
  • Value Academic Excellence
  • Accountability and Attainment of Performance Standards
  • Linkages, Networking & Collaborations
  • Uprightness and Integrity First
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Service and Leadership

CWD Mission Statement

The Division of Community and Workforce Development will affect positive change in the lives of youth, adults, parents, caregivers and senior citizens by addressing lifelong training and educational needs through integrity, dedication, service and quality programs.

CWD Vision Statement

To empower people and communities through education and training that will affect positive change.

CWD Goals 

  • To maintain, develop and expand progressive, customized, demand-driven non-credit curriculum and training for skilled occupations in local businesses and industries;
  • To strengthen partnerships with community, state and federal agencies to meet the workforce and life-long training needs of our service area;
  • To provide capacity building assistance and services to non-profit and faith-based agencies in an effort to enhance community development;
  • To partner with university departments and academic programs in the delivery of services;
  • To provide life-long learning opportunities for the community;
  • To provide programs and services in adult basic education and workplace literacy instruction;
  • To provide youth education, career exploration and training programs;
  • To provide support services to ensure student enrollment, retention, completion and goals attainment;
  • To offer small business development opportunities as well as guidance/counseling for new/expanding business and industries;
  • To identify and implement best practices and seek regional, state and national preeminence in the delivery of programs and services.

Departments

Our division is comprised of the following departments:

  • Workforce Training Programs (licensure and industry-based certification training)
    • Brownfields Training Program
    • Child Development Associate (CDA)
    • Construction Training
    • Film Industry Customized training
    • Career Pathways
    • High demand and needs-based training
  • Adult Basic Education (GED)
    • Basic Skills Instruction
    • Life skills/employability skills instruction
    • Workkeys Certification
  • Small Business Development
    • Business Incubationand Technical Assistance
    • Small Emerging Business Development Program(SEBD)
    • Business Opportunity Grants(BOG)
    • Entrepreneurship Training
    • BizCamp (A Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Partnership with ICE Institute and Caddo Parish Schools
  • Community Development
    • Homebuyer Education
    • Housing Assistance Program - Individual Development Accounts (IDA)
    • Faith-based Services
    • Non-profit Services
    • Community Forums, Expos and Workshops
    • Community Partnerships and Surveys
  • Intake Assistance & Support Services
    • Outreach and Recruitment Services
    • Enrollment Services
    • Career Assessments Services
    • Job Placement Services
    • Referral Services
    • Information Center
 
Janice B. Sneed
Vice Chancellor for Community and Workforce Development
Jsneed@susla.edu
 
Jamie Smith
Administrative Assistant IV 
Community and Workforce Development
jasmith@susla.edu
Leonard C. Barnes Administration Building, A-34
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA  71107
318-670-6470 office
1-800-458-1472 ext. 470
318-670-6413 fax
 
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