The Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Natchitoches sponsored its Manufacturing Open House Thursday, Nov. 2. The Open House showcased a unique partnership designed to address the changing workforce needs of area manufactures while providing a superb opportunity to students willing to work hard. Northwestern State University, The Central Louisiana Technical Community College and several area plants have joined forces to offer the 2 year Advanced Manufacturing Technician program, This program, currently in its first year, offers students an opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology from NSU as well as a certificate in AMT from CLTCC. One of the more attractive features of the program is receiving hands on training with a salary from one of the participating area manufactures. In 2 years, the student will have earned an Associate’s degree, a nationally recognized certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and 2 years of relevant work experience – having earned a salary while in school.
This superb opportunity is the result of a collaboration between the Natchitoches Community Alliance, Northwestern State University, Central Louisiana Technical Community College and several area manufacturing firms seeing a critical need and working together to address it. The program will be enrolling its second class of around 20 men and women soon. Come work hard, change you and your family’s lives and make our areas economy stronger!