Workforce Development

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is pleased to join the Louisiana Department of Labor in its mission to help strengthen the Louisiana economy by building a well-trained quality workforce. The Incumbent Worker Training Program and the Workforce Investment Act both offer funding for programs that support skill development and job advancement. 

TRAINING SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES:

Small Business Employee Training

The IWTP Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET) is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees through individual, standardized (off-the-shelf) training. Employers are reimbursed for tuition and required textbooks and manuals after the training has been completed and proper documentation has been submitted to the LWC.

Incumbent Worker Training Program

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting with existing employees' skill development and by increasing employee productivity and company growth. This is expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that may otherwise have been eliminated, and an increase in wages for the trained workers.

Business and government act in partnership with training providers to ensure a properly trained workforce and a consistent supply of employees with the skills necessary for company growth and employee advancement.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), business and industry, and training providers.

The program is funded by a portion of Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax contributions that is dedicated solely for customized training. The customized training this partnership provides produces benefits for:

Employers

  • Skilled Workforce

  • Increased Productivity

  • Increased Profits

  • Company Growth

  • Reduced Turnover/Employee Retention

Trainees

  • Increased Job Opportunities

  • Increased Wages

  • Job Retention

  • Self-esteem Enhancement

For more information regarding possible training through the Incumbent Training Program at ULM, please contact either Georgia Sanderson, IWTP Director at 342-3023 sanderson@ulm.edu or Judith Poindexter, IWTP Project Manager at 342-3195 poindexter@ulm.edu

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Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists people with disabilities to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources. Programs available include Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Randolph-Sheppard Program, Independent Living Program Part B and the Independent Living Older Blind Program. LRS offices are located in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houma-Thibodaux, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe regions.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT FUNDING 

The Division of Continuing Education for the University of Louisiana at Monroe offers online certificate programs through Gatlin Education Services, a recognized provider of online workforce development programs to colleges and universities. The following programs have been approved by the Louisiana Department of Labor for Workforce Investment Act funding:

Interested individuals should contact one of the following offices for information regarding eligibility for Workforce Investment Act funding:

Ouachita Parish: Ouachita Business and Career Solutions Center at 1162 Oliver Rd., Suite 9, Monroe, Louisiana; 318-362-3058

Franklin Parish: North LA Workforce Center at 3290 Front St., Winnsboro, Louisiana; 318-435-5687 ext 223

Union Parish: North La Workforce Center at 3290 Front St., Winnsboro, Louisiana; 318-435-5687 ext 223

Once declared eligible, the next contact should be to the ULM Division of Continuing Education for registration information.