Job Training Programs

Incumbent Worker Training Program - IWTP

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), business and industry, and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees and thereby increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company.  

These improvements are expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that otherwise may have been eliminated, and an increase in wages for trained workers.  


Workforce Solutions strives to keep our community competitive and our economy strong by providing the most advanced, flexible, and applicable education and training for business and industry in Louisiana. BPCC’s Workforce Solutions has partnered with businesses, chambers of commerce, and public workforce systems to create workforce solutions – initiatives that increase our relevance to the local economy.

The mission of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education is to provide Louisiana individuals and businesses the most advanced, customized and relevant education and training.

LED FastStart

LED FastStart is the nation’s leading state workforce training program. 

FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new, or expanding companies – all at no cost. Based on a company’s immediate and long-term workforce needs, the FastStart team crafts unique programs that ensure high-quality, flexible workers are prepared on day one and beyond.  

The FastStart team includes dozens of experienced professionals from a range of businesses – manufacturing to corporate headquarters, digital media to customer support centers, and R&D. FastStart has designed and delivered comprehensive workforce solutions for a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies, as well as high-tech companies funded by leading venture capital firms. 

Workforce Development

NLTCC plays a vital role as a valued collaborator with local and regional companies. Our primary focus is on offering tailored training solutions to address the specific needs identified by businesses. By engaging with stakeholders, we thoroughly analyze requirements and subsequently provide targeted classes and practical training to enhance the skills of your existing workforce. Moreover, we prioritize the development of the future workforce by offering re-skilling programs for displaced workers, equipping them with the necessary skill sets to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.

Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act - WIOA

WIOA is a program established to prepare youth and adults facing serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force. WIOA provides job training and other services that will result in increased employment and earnings, increased educational and occupational skills, and decreased welfare dependency.  WIOA strives to improve workforce quality by enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation. WIOA supports the development of strong vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive, and people want to live and work.  

Shreveport Job Corps

Job Corps provides free career training and education for 16- through 24-year-olds. We have over 120 campuses across the U.S. where students gain the experience needed to begin a career or apprenticeship, advance to higher education, or join the military. The best part? It’s free.