Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges

Skilled Craft Professional Training


The skilled craft industry in Louisiana has the fastest growing workforce needs in the state.  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 career opportunities along Louisiana’s Interstate 10 with emphasis in the greater Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, & New Orleans areas.

To meet this demand, Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges are adding classes at all13 college locations to quickly train Louisiana residents to 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 of training.  Hot job openings will be in the following careers:

  • Pipefitters
  • Millwright
  • Insulator
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Welder
  • Painter
  • Other Red-Hot Jobs
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Instrumentation Tech
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Ironworker/Welder
  • Laborer


Visit one of our college locations in the map below  to learn about skilled craft professional training opportunities near you and the Build Your Future website for more information about a career in construction.                

  • Baton Rouge Community College

    Courses available:
    Electrician
    Heavy Equipment
    Instrumentation
    Millwright
    Pipefitters
    Welder
    Non-Destructive Testing

    For more information call:
    Amanda Stanley, 225-216-8249, 225-216-8239

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  • Delgado Community College

    Courses available:
    Carpenter
    Electrician
    Welder
    Machine Tool
    HVAC


    For more information call:
    Kim Tubre, 504-671-6465 or
    Barbara A. Waiters, 504-671-6733

  • Fletcher Technical Community College

    Courses available:
    Welder

    For more information call:
    Catherine Barber, 985-858-5746

  • Northshore Technical Community College

    Courses available:
    Carpenter
    Electrician
    Welder

    For more information call:
    Amanda Tervalon, 985-732-6640 ext. 155

  • Nunez Community College

    Courses available:
    Welder

    For more information call:
    Ernest Frazier, 504-874-6469

  • River Parishes Community College

    Courses available:
    Milwright
    Welder
    Non-destructive Testing


    For more information call:
    Donna Whittington, 225-675-8270 ext. 226

  • SOWELA Technical Community College


    Courses available:
    Millwright
    Pipefitters
    Welder
    Machine Tool

    For more information call:
    William Mayo, 337-491-2684e
  • South Central Louisiana Technical College

    Courses available:
    Welder
    Machine Tool Technology

    For more information call:
    Caleb Verrett, 985-380-2957 ext. 307