On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, Nunez
Community College participated in the Louisiana Community and Technical College
Systemís (LCTCS) inaugural Louisiana Workforce Experience event.
The LCTCS Workforce Experience was held
in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. All thirteen community and technical
colleges from across the state highlighted cutting-edge programs that are
preparing Louisianaís future workforce.
Visitors to the Capitol Rotunda enjoyed
the opportunity to engage with students and industry partners, and participate
in hands-on demonstrations of more than fifteen programs aligned to the stateís
immediate workforce needs.
Nunez showcased its Industrial
Technology program, Process Technology (PTEC) track. Two PTEC students,
Lance Rodney and Andrew LaFontaine, along with Don Hoffman, Nunezís Program
Director of Business and Technology, and Dr. Chris Rholdon, representative for
Nunezís industry partner, Phillips 66, spoke to process technology and its
importance for and impact on local workforce, industries, and economies.
Among the LCTCS programs featured were
Petrochemical, Health Occupations, Culinary Arts, Non-Destructive Testing,
Alternative Energy, STEM, Process Technology, Welding, Advanced Manufacturing,
Instrumentation, Robotics, Television Production, Millright, and Integrated