Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges

Construction Training

LCTCS Construction Training

For anyone seeking a career that requires learning a trade, Louisiana offers a wealth of great opportunities. Louisiana employers are expected to fill over 80,000 skilled industrial construction jobs through 2016.  In today’s market, there are not enough qualified welders, pipefitters, carpenters, scaffold builders, electricians and other trade crafts people in the state to meet that demand. That’s where you come in.  Studies show, there will be over 30,000 new construction careers opportunities along Louisiana’s Interstate 10 with emphasis in the greater Lake Charles, Baton rouge, & New Orleans areas.

Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges are adding classes at all their 14 college locations to quickly train Louisiana residents so they can qualify for these well-paying jobs.  These highly skilled positions also offer the promise of long-term careers.  Many training programs are just 12 weeks or less and lead to an Industry Based Certification. Salaries start at $15 plus per hour.

Start your career with just a few weeks following training this summer.  Hot job openings will be in the following careers:

  Visit Build Your Future's
website for more information
about a career in construction:
  • Pipefitters
  • Electrician
  • Millwright
  • Carpenter
  • Insulator
  • Instrumentation Tech
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Welder
  • Ironworker/Welder
  • Painter
  • Laborer
  • Other Red-Hot Jobs

Visit the link below to learn about
instructor positions.


Below is a map of our locations, as well as a corresponding list.  Click on the college logo or college name to visit their website.


Want to begin your training from home, your office or anywhere with High Speed Internet Connection?

Did you know nearly all trainings for Construction Trades (all but Welding) begins with National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core?  NCCER Core is a prerequisite to Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills, and Introduction to Construction Drawings. Successfully completing NCCER Core Contren Connect gives you the basic skills needed to continue education in nearly any craft your chooses.  You can enroll in NCCER Core and complete the classroom portion right from your home, work, or anywhere else with high speed Internet. 

Note:  While a majority of this training is taken remotely, the hands-on must be completed at the college providing the NCCER Core certification.  Presently, this course is offered for an introductory tuition of $150. The cost of the course book is $85. For more details, please contact Baton Rouge Community College at (225) 216-8239.

Or to enroll, please visit us online:  http://www.mybrcc.edu/aps/cont_ed_payment/

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