Established in 1981, Gilchrist Construction Company (GCC) is headquartered in Central Louisiana and serves the infrastructure needs of our state as a top contractor for Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development projects.
GCC capabilities include asphalt and concrete production and paving, heavy civil construction jobs, earthwork and base construction, road rehabilitation, bridge construction and rehabilitation. GCC is well positioned to meet the highway and civil construction needs of Louisiana through safety, quality, innovation, and efficiency.
One example is GCC‘s assistance in the purchase of a new state-of-the art truck driving simulator for CLTCC’s Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program at the Alexandria Main Campus.
With a price tag of $105,000, CLTCC was able to secure grant funding to cover the entire cost of the simulator. Approximately $72,000 came from a Louisiana Workforce Commission Incumbent Worker Training Grant awarded to GCC for employee training. The remaining balance was paid for with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant.
The simulator is customized for commercial truck driving, and it's designed to recreate realistic driving environments for students. With the new simulator, students will train in a virtual environment before getting behind the real wheel.
Thank you to GCC for supporting our efforts to improve the quality of life of Louisiana residents through educational programming offered through our colleges.