Ochsner Lafayette General and two agencies are partnering on a respiratory apprenticeship program that will kick off this fall that will address a need for more respiratory therapists in the region.

LSU-Eunice and Acadiana Workforce Solutions are partnering with OLG on the project, which expects to have 10 students enrolled to start and involves 18 months of academic courses followed by clinical rotations with Ochsner in which they will be compensated.

LAFAYETTE, La. – On April 19, One Acadiana (1A) hosted the organization’s annual event to update partners on the regional 55 by 25 educational attainment initiative. The 55 by 25 initiative’s goal is to increase the proportion of working-age adults in Acadiana with postsecondary degrees, certificates, or other high-value credentials to 55 percent by 2025.

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

I started residential real estate in 2015 at Latter & Blum, formerly Van Eaton & Romero.

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

My love for the real estate profession, helping people find their dream home, and serving the community is what makes my business special.

3. What are you most proud of?

The 2023 Regular Session convened April 10, and as expected, things got off to a quiet start. Bills were read into the record and referred to their appropriate committees, and discussion began on state departmental budgets. Governor John Bel Edwards also gave his annual “State of the State” address, focusing on his priorities for his final year as Governor, which include increasing teacher pay, establishing a state minimum wage, and ending the death penalty.

“Capital follows people. People follow place. Place needs investment.”

James Lima, of JLP+D, a New York City planning firm that specializes in the economics of placemaking, coined those lines to help describe what communities must do to “design, activate and manage places” to increase connections between people and the physical spaces around them.

PHI Aviation has appointed Jennifer Veilleux as Director of Sustainability. She will be part of the global leadership team reporting to Keith Mullett, Managing Director, PHI Aviation.

Jennifer’s role will be to create and embed sustainability practices throughout the organization enabling PHI to deliver on its commitments and achieve future goals and targets.

Eleven chambers have been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation to participate in an Economic Mobility for Rural Workers Cohort. These chambers serve rural communities and will bring local partners together to provide rural learners and workers from low-income backgrounds with the training needed to access living-wage jobs. The chambers are:

NEW IBERIA – SLCC’s Economic & Workforce Development Department will host a job fair focused on the industrial trades on Tuesday, April 18, 203, from 9 a.m. to noon at SLCC New Iberia campus located at 908 Ember Dr.  This hiring event is free and open to the public. 

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

LM Enterprises, LLC has been around for 25 years, but has recently re-branded to LMP. We focus on many aspects of the credit card business, such as merchant services, point of sales, e-commerce, B2B merchant services. Currently, LMP is concentrating on the ERC Program, Employee Retention Credit, for companies with 5 or more W-2 employees. This program ends in 2024.

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

1. Give us a brief history of your organization. 

FIX it CHANGE it all started because of a bill for a storage unit for $165!

2. What would you tell the rest of Acadiana makes you special?

Being a Money Life Coach provides me with the skills to support my clients to become at peace with their money and how they are spending it to stop the sleepless nights and financial arguments.

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Economic Recovery Toolkit

Check out 1A’s quick reference guides to key COVID-19 business assistance programs. Click the image to view.

1A Sites Selection Investment Profile

Check out our Investment Profile featured in Site Selection to learn about Acadiana’s target industries, regional assets, recent business recruitment wins, and business leaders’ perspective on finding success in Acadiana.

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Click the play button above to watch One Acadiana President & CEO Troy Wayman on the Louisiana Business & Industry Show.

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