Industry Training for Certification

Workforce Development at Nunez works closely with independent industry groups to offer training that leads to industry based credentials recognized in the field. With the billions of dollars of industrial expansions in Southeast Louisiana, many commercial and industrial crafts are in high demand and Nunez is offering training to help meet that demand. These programs are designed to quickly train and provide the skills necessary for these high-demand, high-wage jobs.

NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research

NCCER was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry.

NCCER uses standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER's Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

  • Carpentry (level I – IV)
  • Electrical (level I – IV)
  • HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (level I – IV)
  • Instrumentation (level I – IV)

AWS - American Welding Society

The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today.

AWS offers a number of certification programs that recognize and document expertise and knowledge in specific welding-related disciplines including, inspectors, supervisors, educators, radiographic interpreters, welding engineers and fabricators. AWS is the source for qualification and certification of welding personnel. Since the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) program was introduced in 1976, AWS has certified over 97,000 welding inspectors alone, plus thousands more working professionals across other certification categories.

  • Introduction to Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding
  • Open Root Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

LDH – Louisiana Department of Health Operator Licensing

Operators of both Water and Wastewater facilities are required to meet requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Committee of Certification, and as required by State law. These members of the municipal and state workforce enjoy good benefits, a clear promotional path, and above-average job security. As an aging workforce reaches retirement, operators are in demand in all parishes in Southeast Louisiana including St. Bernard, Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and St. Tammany. In addition, many industrial plants have their own facilities requiring state licensed operators.

Our classes are instructor led, 32 hours courses led by gifted faculty and approved by the Louisiana Department of Health. We are usually able to offer private LDH examinations on our campus. We offer evening classes over three weeks to allow time to achieve greater mastery of the material prior to examination. Our gifted faculty are Class IV licensed operators that work locally and bring decades of experience.

  • Wastewater Treatment (Class I – IV)
  • Wastewater Collection (Class I – IV)
  • Water Treatment (Class I – IV)
  • Water Collection (Class I – IV)
  • Water Production (Class I – IV)