Community & Workforce Development

The Division of Community and Workforce Development (CWD) provides a program of non-credit continuing education to respond to the training and lifelong learning needs of our service area.

The Vice Chancellor for this division brings direction and guidance to several community and economic development related initiatives such as: Adult Literacy, Community Education, Corporate Training, Small Business Development, Workforce Solutions, and Youth Services initiatives.

Additionally, leadership is provided to the University's Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs as well as with the SUSLA Community Development Corporation (CDC). With a committed and supportive staff, this division will achieve maximum effectiveness in providing services to our customer base.

Our Mission

The mission of Community and Workforce Development (CWD) is to identify, create, and support lifelong learning opportunities through quality programs that address the educational, professional, and economic development needs of the community.

Our Vision

WE TRANSFORM LIVES through entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to education, training, and service.


  • Career Placement and Service Learning

      Employer relations/job development
      Job placement
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  • Continuing Education and Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP)

      Professional Career Development (CEUs are available)
      Personal Leisure Learning
      Business Needs Assessments
      Customized Training
      Curriculum Development

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  • Community Development

      Homebuyer Education
      Housing Assistance Program - Individual Development Accounts (IDA)
      Faith-based Services
      Non-profit Services
      Community Forums, Expos and Workshops
      Community Partnerships and Surveys

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  • Small Business Development

      Business Incubationand Technical Assistance
      Small Emerging Business Development Program(SEBD)
      Business Opportunity Grants(BOG)
      Entrepreneurship Training
      BizCamp (A Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Partnership with ICE Institute and Caddo Parish Schools

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  • Workforce Training Programs

      Licensure Industry-Based Certification Training
      Brownfields Training Program
      Child Development Associate (CDA)
      Construction Training
      Film Industry Customized training
      Career Pathways
      High demand and needs-based training

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  • Janice Sneed
    Vice Chancellor
    Community & Workforce Development
    Shannon Levingston-McCowan
    Special Assistant to the Vice Chanellor
    Community & Workforce Development

    Leonard C. Barnes Administration Building, A-34
    3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    318.670.6470 or 800.458.1472 x 470
    Fax: 318.670.6413