Broussard, LA, and Lafayette Parish are hubs of innovation and energy, churning out a skilled and enthusiastic workforce. The secret behind this? The unparalleled education and training programs that the region proudly boasts.
In the fiscal year 2022-2023 alone, businesses in this region were the proud recipients of over $3.3 million in workforce training contracts. Such a staggering figure is a testament to the commitment and emphasis placed on equipping its workforce with the latest skills and knowledge.
A significant contributor to this success is the LED FastStart™ program. Over the years, this award-winning initiative has poured millions into crafting tailored employee recruitment strategies, meticulous screening processes, and top-notch training modules for Lafayette businesses. This has resulted in a workforce that is not only competent but also aligns seamlessly with the unique needs and ethos of the companies they serve.
The University of Louisiana, Lafayette, further elevates the region’s educational prowess. Recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions with the prestigious R1 designation, it ranks in the top 3% of public research universities nationwide. As the second-largest university in Louisiana, it houses over 19,000 students and offers a diverse range of programs – 106 undergraduate, 37 master’s, and 10 doctorate degrees.
Complementing this is the South Louisiana Community College, which caters to over 15,000 students annually across its eight campuses in Acadiana. Its growth trajectory clearly indicates its quality and the community’s trust.
In essence, Broussard and Lafayette Parish are educational powerhouses. With such robust institutions and programs, businesses have a wide range of options to choose from when recruiting potential employees. The future, without a doubt, looks bright and promising for Broussard and Lafayette Parish.