MONROE, La. (7/15/2019) Louisiana Delta Community College is getting an infusion of funds to improve the quality of education they provide.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTSC) gave at grant of $737,103 to the Monroe school.
It will be used to get supplies and equipment for the health, manufacturing, and information technology programs at LDCC.
Below is the full press release from LDCC:
Monroe-Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) has received a $737,103 grant from the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) to improve the quality of career and technical education in northeast Louisiana.
The grant will provide support for state-of-the art training supplies and equipment for allied health, manufacturing and information technology programs at LDCC. The award will also be used on professional development so that instructors can stay up to date with industry and program accreditation standards. Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing is a sub-recipient of a portion of these funds ($24,975), which LDCC will manage and oversee.
“These funds will help us prepare a workforce by using enhanced technologies and equipment that our students will encounter in business and industry throughout our region and beyond,” said Brice Jones, LDCC’s Director of Grants Development. “It is clear from local workforce data that our region is ripe for opportunities and growth in the health care, manufacturing and information technology fields and we are committed to being good stewards of these funds to ensure that this growth is sustainable in northeast Louisiana.”
On July 31, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Carl D. Perkins Act through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (or Perkins V) into law. The Carl D. Perkins Grant is a federal award from the U.S. Department of Education offered to the state of Louisiana to assist career and technical education, or CTE. LCTCS receives these funds and then allocates portions to eligible schools within the system based on the number of CTE programs and number of students enrolled in CTE programs.
The Carl D. Perkins Grant is designed to help students in secondary and postsecondary education more fully develop the academic and technical skills required by high skill, high wage, and in demand occupations in current and emerging professions. LDCC works closely with local workforce development boards, secondary school districts, business and industry, state and local government agencies, and other stakeholders in carrying out the mission of Perkins funding.
“LDCC takes pride in its capacity to offer high level career and technical education to students looking to enter various professions that are needed for economic growth in the region,” said W. Dennis Epps, Chancellor at LDCC. “Our vision is and has always been to serve the community, foster innovation and change, cultivate meaningful relationships with workforce partners, and to be a part of the growth and prosperity that we see taking place every day in northeast Louisiana. The recent Perkins award will help us achieve these things.”
For more information about LDCC’s many career and technical education programs, visit ladelta.edu