The Natchitoches campus of the Central Louisiana Technical & Community College hosted its open house Tuesday, October 8. This year’s event was held in conjunction with the Fire Service’s open house, lending a festive, if occasionally smoky, accent to the school’s offerings. There was face painting from the cosmetology students and candy filled exam gloves from the health professions students for the children. Students and faculty members from the various programs met with interested prospective students and their families and got an idea of what is required.
The CLTCC offers a wide range of training courses for every interest. Two exciting new new offerings are coming up in January 2020. The school will offer a Basic EMT class as well as a new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) class. These are in addition to CLTCC’s existing programs in Cosmetology, HVAC, Advanced Manufacturing Technician, Welding, Business and Health Professions. All of these programs are designed to train students for meaningful careers with a future. None are easy. All are worthwhile. It was a joy to see young people working hard, excited about their futures and communicating that excitement to visitors. The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes them all the best as they learn and prepare.