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Department of Workforce Training Programs

The Department of Workforce Training Programs develops noncredit short-term training solutions based on the demonstrated needs of the community, region, and state. We strive to offer courses that meet the skill needs of the Louisiana’s employers and to provide greater educational and economic opportunities for Louisiana workers.

Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) partners with U.S. Department of Labor and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, City of Shreveport Community Development, Texas A&M, CERT and other local and state agencies. We continue to meet local and regional workforce needs by working with individual employers, employer associations, economic development agencies, business and industry to identify the skill needs of regional employers.

SUSLA is a state leader in Workforce Training. Our mission is to become a national leader in Workforce Development industry.

The department has developed programs and trains students in the following:

  • Brownfields Environmental/Construction Training
  • Pre Employment Skills
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • A+ Certification
  • Office Occupations
  • Film Industry Training and Internships

How to register for courses

Workforce Training Course offerings are published in the Continuing Education Schedule

To view Workforce Training current training programs click here

Projected trainings in the near future:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN))
  • Retail)
  • Oil and Gas)

Contact Yolanda Gilyard for assistance with meeting your training needs.

Other programs coordinated through Workforce Training

Career Pathways (Community Outreach)

Career Pathways create linkages between high schools, post secondary institutions and employers. Youth build on their exposure to career clusters and are provided overall career exploration opportunities to aid them in their selection of a careers.

Successful students make a seamless transition from high school to college with advanced skills, credit for work completed in high school, scholarship opportunities and a sense of career direction. The ultimate objective of Career Pathways is to merge the last two years of high school with postsecondary education into a comprehensive educational experience that leads to job placement and/or continued post secondary education. The program works in collaboration with Early Start Program formerly known as Dual Enrollment to achieve this goal.

Click here for more information on Early Start Program

Career Pathways offered are:

  • Allied Health/Nursing Career
  • Science/Technology
  • Aerospace/Computer Science
  • Education/Early Childhood Education

Programs offered:

  • Summer Camps
  • Workshops/Classes

Future programs offerings:

  • ACT Prep
  • Nursing Pre-Admissions Exam Preparation
  • Youth Leadership Academy

Administrative Staff

Yolanda Gilyard
Coordinator of Training Programs
Saundra Williams
Administrative Assistant
Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA)
Metro Center Suite 450
610 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-670-6697 (fax)

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