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September 10th 2019 - NexusLA to Host Series of Apprenti Employer Informational Sessions


September 10, 2019

Press contact:
Jacquelyn Craddock
Director of Workforce Initiatives, NexusLA
P: (865) 386-1518
E: jcraddock@nexus-la.org

NexusLA to Host Series of Apprenti Employer Informational Sessions

Baton Rouge, La., September 10, 2019 – Following on the success of the 2018 cohort, NexusLA is preparing for its newest class of Apprenti Louisiana employers by hosting a series of informational sessions in late September at the Louisiana Technology Park. The sessions, which will be from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on September 26 and 27, are designed to educate employers on the benefits of partnering with Apprenti Louisiana for their I.T. talent needs.

NexusLA is encouraging individuals with hiring power in their organization to attend one of the available sessions if there is a growing need for I.T. expertise within their company. Apprentices are trained in cohorts with instructor-led training in order to build community and reinforce teamwork concepts through pair programming and group projects. Apprentices receive stackable and portable certifications, then are connected and placed with employers for a 12-month on-the-job training program.

All sectors of employers are invited to attend. Presentations and content will remain the same throughout all sessions. Those interested in registering to attend can visit https://apprentiinfosessions.eventbrite.com to select the session of their choice.

For more information on Apprenti Louisiana, visit: https://apprenticareers.org/locations/louisiana/

About NexusLA

NexusLA, a subsidiary of Research Park Corporation, helps create the jobs of the future by connecting innovators and entrepreneurs to resources, capital and a diverse workforce. Major

initiatives include the Louisiana Entrepreneur Assistance Portal, the Investment Readiness Program, Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, the Bayou Classic BizTech Challenge, and now Apprenti Louisiana. Our sister company, Louisiana Technology Park, operates a business incubator for high-potential technology companies. For more information, contact Genevieve Silverman, President & CEO of Research Park Corporation, at gen@nexus-la.org or (225) 218-0001.

About Apprenti
Apprenti is a registered apprenticeship program powered by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Apprenti trains future tech workers with an emphasis on underrepresented groups including women, minorities and veterans. Apprenti is an industry recognized, state and federally accredited program. Apprentices receive two to five months of full-time, industry recognized training before beginning one-year of paid on-the-job training with one of the program's hiring partners. The program is partially funded through a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ApprenticeshipUSA contract and a grant from the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI), with support from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), and JP Morgan Chase.

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