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SLCC Open for Saturday Classes

South Louisiana Community College will be open for Saturday classes.

School officials will be watching the weather closely. Information regarding any upcoming closures due to the affects of Hurricane Harvey will be posted on the website and sent out via Smart Notice. Smart Notice is a messaging system where participants can opt in for messages via text, phone, or email. To opt in, click here.

JPMorgan Chase Awards $200,000 Grant to SLCC

A two-year $200,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. will help South Louisiana Community College train displaced workers from the oil and gas industry for available jobs in the region – filling unmet workforce needs.

The Acadiana Opportunity Workforce Readiness grant supports the Acadiana Opportunity initiative, a collaboration between the state of Louisiana, and regional partners to reemploy displaced oil and gas workers. Partners include One Acadiana; the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Louisiana Economic Development; and the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Workforce Partnership Announcement Wednesday

A two-year $200,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase will help South Louisiana Community College train displaced workers from the oil and gas industry for available jobs in the region – filling unmet workforce needs. The Acadiana Opportunity Workforce Readiness grant is a collaboration between Acadiana Opportunity – an initiative that aims to retrain and reemploy oil and gas workers into high-demand jobs in the Acadiana region; OneAcadiana; the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Louisiana Economic Development; and the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

GI Bill Update to Expand Student Aid to Veterans

An update to the GI Bill signed into law yesterday will give veterans more access to a college a degree. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944, is the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade.

Lafayette General Health Supports Nursing Program with Donation

The South Louisiana Community College Foundation accepted a $5,000 donation from the Heart of Nursing Committee and Lafayette General Health in support of SLCC’s Registered Nursing program today. This investment will be matched with $5,000 in unrestricted funds within the SLCC Foundation, and this $10,000 investment will be postured for a 1:1 endowed match with the Louisiana Board of Regents for a $20,000 endowment.

Welcome Back for Fall 2017!

The first day of the Fall 2017 started today on all campuses. Check out photos from our campuses around Acadiana on Facebook. The day was filled with smiling faces! 

Local Foundation Covering Costs for 50 College Courses

Students have the opportunity to take advantage of 50 college courses free of charge, courtesy of the Hugh and Byrnes Young Foundation’s Scholars program. This is the Young Foundation’s second consecutive sponsorship of college courses at the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City. This fall, the Young Foundation has expanded the free courses to any student attending the Young Memorial campus and taking a general education course.

5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Registration Now Open

SLCC’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m.

In its third year, the SLCC 5K and 1-mile Fun Run was established to raise funds for student scholarships. SLCC students who register for the race are automatically entered into a drawing for a Finish Line Scholarship. Students must be present to win.

Adult Ed Night Classes Now Offered in Crowley

South Louisiana Community College will begin offering Adult Education night classes at its Crowley campus starting Wednesday, August 16.

“Adult Education programming is specifically designed to meet people where they are. We welcome students 18 years of age or older who require assistance in preparing for and passing the HiSET, the high school equivalency test,” said Connor Chauveaux, SLCC’s manager of Adult Basic Education.

AHEC Students Get Glimpse of Nursing Department in Opelousas

Students from the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Future Nurses toured the nursing department at our Opelousas campus Friday. The students attend Opelousas Senior High, Beau Chene High, and Eunice High Schools. AHEC provides continuing education and clinical experiences to students in rural areas and also to clinicians.