Louisiana Workforce Development and Training Program

This program provides funding for customized workforce training programs, if all qualifications are met, in order to improve the competitiveness and productivity of Louisiana 's workforce and business community and to assist Louisiana businesses in promoting employment stability.

$2.5 million in an annual state appropriation.

Who's Eligible
Existing Louisiana businesses that have been operating less than three years and companies located outside of Louisiana locating a facility within the state.

Minimum of 10 net new jobs must be created unless upgrade training is involved. Upgrade training must be provided to a minimum of 10 full-time permanent Louisiana employees. Pre-employment and/or on-the-job training are eligible.

(Excludes retail, gaming or gambling, trucking, lodging or hospitality, assisted living, funeral homes, nursing homes, retirement communities and others as determined by LED)

The Process

  1. Application filed by company requesting approval of funding.

  2. Application reviewed for completeness and content by program manager.

  3. Application presented to La. Economic Development Corporation Board for approval.

  4. Contract approval process.

Training Location
Training takes place at the company, community or technical college campus.