Workforce Development

Unlock Acadiana's Workforce Potential

Acadiana's ability to develop a 21st century workforce will be a key determinant of our state's future economic success. Even as Louisiana's workforce expands, numerous reports have identified a skills gap in critical fields requiring postsecondary education. Closing Louisiana's skills gap requires targeted investments in workforce development, including strengthening our state's higher education institutions.


André Breaux

VP, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs


By leveraging existing postsecondary education assets in Acadiana, we can build a workforce pipeline capable of supporting high-growth sectors and cultivating a diversified economy.

Regional Workforce Development Strategy

We're focused on accelerating efforts to create business-led workforce solutions for the region.

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The Acadiana Career Awareness Platform

We're offering students across Acadiana the opportunity to learn skills needed for the workforce of tomorrow and engage with employers across a range of industries. Our online platform offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections that bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom.

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