CLTCC– International Paper (IP) in Mansfield donated $20,000 to Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) Natchitoches Campus.
Students enrolled in the Industrial Manufacturing Technology and the Welding program will have access to state-of-the-art precision tools and trainers which will very closely simulate that used in local business and industry. These new tools and trainers will provide for hands-on, practical learning experiences.
“We are extremely grateful to receive such a generous donation from IP,” said Laurie Morrow, Dean of the Natchitoches Campus. “IP is a strong partner and friend to technical education and continue to support us with their finances, time and business expertise.”
According to Morrow, IP has hired CLTCC Manufacturing and Welding students, served on the advisory committee for various campus programs, and conducted mock interviews to help prepare students for real job interviews.
“Our hope is that these precision tools will enhance the overall learning experience for CLTCC students,” said Michael Stewart, manager, Balance of the Plant, Mansfield. “We understand the importance of providing students workplace-based learning to prepare them to enter the workforce.”
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 52,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2018 were $23 billion.
Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) is a two-year technical and community college offering associate degrees, technical diplomas, industry certificates, and customized training to support local workforce development and prepare students for good-paying jobs. CLTCC serves 10 parishes in Central Louisiana through its eight campuses.