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Nunez now offering eight-week construction classes - Thursday, February 13, 2014

Building Louisiana’s Craft Workforce, a 2013 report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Investment Council, suggests 86,300 construction workers are needed by 2016 in Louisiana, and "most of the…positions will require Levels 1and 2 of the standardized construction and maintenance curricula developed by NCCER.”

Nunez Community College is now offering the NCCER courses needed to enter the construction workforce for high-skilled, high-wage, and high-demand jobs in the industry. Built into the classes are industry-based certifications (IBC’s) from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER): specifically, Core, Electrical Level 1, and Electrical Level 2 Certifications.

Director of Workforce Development, Ernest Frazier, recently noted that, "The construction industry in and around the Gulf Coast needs skilled workers. Our experience—especially after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita—indicates that if we do not have a local workforce to fill these high-paying jobs, workers from other places come and occupy those positions.”

Instructor, Exilus Louis, said, "These classes make it easy to learn in-demand skills in short bursts, and earn certifications that can be used anywhere in America.”

Each class has a 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 5-10 p.m. option, and dates and times are as follows:

Introduction to Construction—February 24th to March OR February 24th to April 2nd.

Electrical 1—March 27th to April 29th or April 3rd to June 10th, and

Electrical 2 from April 30th to July 11th or June 11th to July 31st.

Those interested may call 504-278-6306, or visit the Nunez website at