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GNO Inc. launches STEM initiative

Greater New Orleans Inc. launched the Greater New Orleans Region One Center of STEM as one of Louisiana’s regional STEM network centers.

The LaSTEM Advisory Council of the Louisiana Board of Regents has established nine regional STEM Network Centers, which function as a system of STEM leadership entities positioned across Louisiana to improve access to education, participation, and participation. the advancement of STEM. This includes bridging the gap of opportunities for underserved and under-represented populations to engage in Louisiana’s STEM workforce.

The initiative will work closely with stakeholders in the region to develop innovative, collaborative and industry-driven programming to increase the diverse STEM talent pools.

The initiative brings together a network of partners from higher education, nonprofits, economic and workforce development, and pre-K-12. GNO Inc. hired a STEM Director, Daphine Barnes, to oversee GNOrocs and help with the development and deployment of the programming.

LSU commits to the first global engagement strategy

LSU is one of 13 colleges and universities participating in the 19th Cohort of the American Council on Education Internationalization Lab, which is designed to provide personalized advice and information to help institutions meet their internationalization goals.

As a leader in higher education strategy, the council has supported more than 170 colleges and universities in their quest for global engagement since 2002.

Over the next 14 months, the management team and subcommittees of LSU’s ACE Internationalization Lab will work to develop a strategic and tactical plan to present to the President and Rector for implementation. ‘by December 2022. To achieve this goal, these sub-committees will work in collaboration with faculty, staff and students from various sectors of the university. LSU will receive guidance from an appointed Council Advisor, who will assist in the internationalization planning process.

“LSU is a flagship university, and international activity is nothing new for our institution. This internationalization lab process will give us the opportunity to collectively reflect on what has happened here in terms of global engagement and what might happen at the institutional level. I am delighted to work with colleagues from across the university as we try to unlock our potential as a leader on the global stage, ”said Samba Dieng, Senior Manager of Internationalization at LSU and Executive Director of International Programs .

Operation Spark to launch coding bootcamp

Operation Spark, a nonprofit tech bootcamp, offers a free two-week introductory coding course each month.

The preparatory program classes will start on Monday and January 3. Applicants must attend a virtual briefing at operationspark.org/info-session.

Prep is the first phase of Operation Spark’s 6-month intensive learning program for a high-paying, high-demand tech job. It gives students the opportunity to try their hand at software programming without full-time or financial commitment, “said John Fraboni, Founder of Operation Spark. “Through our partnership with Employ BR, qualified residents of East Baton Rouge can continue to Bootcamp with the help of a grant from the WIOA.” Operation Spark also offers financial assistance to help qualified applicants cover their living expenses.

The minimum technical requirements to participate in the information session and preparation program are a laptop, desktop or Chromebook and a stable internet connection.

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Acadian Launches Second Accelerated EMT Program

The Acadian Ambulance and the National EMS Academy are launching their second series of emergency medical technician crash courses in southern Louisiana.

The program will select people interested in getting their EMT certification and pay them while they are in training. Upon successful completion, they will then serve as paramedics.

Compared to the traditional EMT program, which lasts four months, the Accelerated Program is a seven week course. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Acadian will cover the fees and costs of the course. While studying, the student will earn $ 11 per hour.

The last day to register for the program is December 23, and classes will start January 10. Classes will be held in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Houma.

To learn more about the program or to apply, visit nationalemsacademy.com/programs/medic-training/.

Metal Shark delivers ship to Mississippi pilots

Boatbuilder Metal Shark delivered a 55-foot welded aluminum pilot boat to the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi.

The second Metal Shark pilot boat to join Pascagoula Pilots’ fleet, the “Singing River Island” represents the latest evolution in the Louisiana-based manufacturer’s growing line of Defiant-class pilot boats. It was designed by Metal Shark’s in-house engineering team and built at the company’s Franklin Shipyard.

LED to host manufacturing career fair on Wednesday

LED FastStart will host a virtual career fair to connect job seekers with manufacturing opportunities in Louisiana from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Eleven companies will participate:

  • 1.4GROUP (Skyfall Biologicals, LLC) in Ascension Parish
  • AFCO in Alexandria
  • Bollinger Houma shipyard in Houma
  • Canfor South Pin at DeRidder
  • Completion of the citadel at Lake Charles
  • Hubig Pies in New Orleans
  • KME Ferrara in Holden
  • SafeSource Direct in Lafayette
  • Southland Steel in Amite and Greenburg
  • Syrah Technologies in Vidalia
  • Windmills of Vidalia in Vidalia

Job seekers will have the opportunity to explore virtual employer booths, research companies and see opportunities for which they are best suited. Registrants can also participate in one-on-one discussions with company representatives. To register, visit the Brass inscription page.

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