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Workforce training agreement signed by TEEX, Louisiana Tech University

6/5/2009 12:00 AM

TEEX and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston have signed an agreement that will allow the agency to provide some of its specialized curriculum and workforce training programs to Louisiana workers.

The Workforce Training Collaboration Agreement allows TEEX and Louisiana Tech's Division of Continuing Education and Distance Learning to jointly provide workforce training through the Incumbent Worker Training Program and similar programs offered by the State of Louisiana.

This agreement expands Louisiana Tech's comprehensive portfolio of programs to more effectively meet the professional and workforce training needs of businesses and citizens in Louisiana, said Dr. James Smith, Director of Louisiana Tech's Division of Continuing Education and Distance Learning. This collaboration with TEEX enhances Louisiana Tech's capabilities in designing a systematic program that effectively targets an industry or company's identified workforce training needs, he added.

TEEX will serve as a training provider when specific courses are not available at Louisiana institutions, and will work with Louisiana Tech to obtain workforce training grants and other opportunities for meeting the state’s workforce training needs, said Mark Posada, TEEX Manager of Education and Training Initiatives.

"We are excited about working with Louisiana Tech and the opportunity to expand our course offerings to our neighbors in Louisiana," Posada added.

Louisiana Tech University is a four-year, public university with about 11,000 students, and a commitment to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service and economic development.

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