Workforce Training Program

Department of Workforce Training Programs

The Department of Workforce Training Programs develops noncredit short-term training solutions based on the demonstrated needs of the community, region, and state. We strive to offer courses that meet the skill needs of the Louisiana employers and to provide greater educational and economic opportunities for Louisiana workers. Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) partners with U.S. Department of Labor and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, City of Shreveport Community Development, and other local and state agencies. We continue to meet local and regional workforce needs by working with individual employers, employer associations, economic development agencies, business and industry to identify the skill needs of regional employers. SUSLA is a state leader in Workforce Training. Our mission is to become a national leader in Workforce Development industry.

The department has developed programs and trains students in the following:

  • Brownfields Environmental/Construction Training
  • Pre Employment Skills
  • A+ Certification
  • Office Occupations
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

How to register for courses:

Workforce Training Course offerings are published in the Continuing Education Schedule

Other programs coordinated through Workforce Training

Career Pathways (Community Outreach)

Career Pathways create linkages between high schools, postsecondary institutions and employers. Youth build on their exposure to career clusters and are provided overall career exploration opportunities to aid them in their selection of a careers.

Successful students make a seamless transition from high school to college with advanced skills, credit for work completed in high school, scholarship opportunities and a sense of career direction. The ultimate objective of Career Pathways is to merge the last two years of high school with postsecondary education into a comprehensive educational experience that leads to job placement and/or continued post secondary education. 

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Career Pathways offered are:
  • Allied Health/Nursing Career
  • Science/Technology
  • Aerospace/Computer Science
  • Education/Early Childhood Education
Programs offered:
  • Summer Camps
  • Workshops/Classes
  • Professional Development
  • Certifications


610 Texas Street, Suite 450
Shreveport, LA 71101
318.670.6694 (fax)