A Pointe Coupee Business and Industry Workforce Solutions Summit will be held from 9:30-12:30 at the Scott Civic Center Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Summit is being sponsored by the Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce, Jumonville Memorial Campus of Capital Area Technical College and the Economic and Workforce Development Division of the Baton Rouge Community College.
ELECTRICAL TRAINING Westside Campus's Electrical program includes four levels of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Industrial electrical jobs exist in new construction, renovations and repairs.This course is for NCCER certifications in Level 1 which includes classroom and hands-on instruction. Topics include electrical theory, switches, distribution panels, residential applications, commercial application, and industrial applications. Textbooks are provided. and INSTRUMENTATION TRAINING Westside Campus's Instrumentation program includes four levels of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Industrial careers related to technology are linked to instrumentation. This course is for NCCER certifications in Level 1 which includes classroom and hands-on instruction. Topics include controllers, electrical theory, regulators, control valves, logic circuits, and process control theory. Textbooks are provided. When: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 5:30pm-8:30pm (June 11- October 1, 2013) Where: CATC Westside Campus, 25250 Tenant Road Plaquemine, LA Cost for either: Only $150.00 (This special one-time low pricing includes books!) How to enroll: Call (225) 687-5500
CATC Baton Rouge Campus Graduation Information Graduation Practice: Monday, May 13, 2013, 9am Student Activity Center (Cap and Gown information: Bookstore: 225 359-9220, Bookstore hours Wednesday 10:30am -1pm) Graduation: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6pm Student Activity Center NURSING Graduation Information: Nursing Practice: Monday, May 6, 2013 @ 11am Student Activity Center Nursing Graduation: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 6:30 pm Student Activity Center
When the CATC/BRCC merger bill passes the Senate, CATC will merge into BRCC on July 1, 2013. That means, all students enrolling or re-enrolling in the fall semester (August 2013) will pay BRCC tuition which is approximately $1500 per semester. Legislation stipulates that current students, those enrolled since the spring semester (January 2013 ) and newly enrolled students, those enrolled in the summer semester (May 2013) will be able to lock in at the current tuition rate of $965 per semester until they graduate. ENROLL TODAY FOR THE SUMMER SEMESTER TO SAVE MONEY ON TUITION! Call 225 359-9201 for more information.
On April 10, 2013, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and members of the State Legislature honored the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Louisiana All-Academic Team at a recognition ceremony at the Louisiana State Museum. Twenty-one high-achieving community and technical college students were recognized for their academic and civic accomplishments. Sen. Robert Addley (Benton), Rep. Kenny Cox (Natchitoches), Rep. Raymond Garofalo Jr. (Chalmette), and Sen. Gerald Long (Winnfield) attended the event. The All-Academic Team recognizes high academic achievement and civic excellence of students attending Louisiana’s community and technical colleges, and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Click on the link to read more.
The state Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would merge Baton Rouge Community College with Capital Area Technical College. Senate Bill 45, sponsored by state Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, is intended to expand classroom offerings to students and save the Louisiana Community and Technical College System money through eliminating duplications. The plan is similar to last year’s merger between South Louisiana Community College and Acadiana Technical College. Under the legislation, Capital Area Technical College’s five campuses in the Baton Rouge area would be consolidated under BRCC. Community and technical college administrators said the move would allow the system to consolidate financial aid, human resources and admissions offices under a single institution. It would also give technical college students an easier opportunity to take classes in English, math, history and other general education courses. New technical college students enrolling in a newly merged institution will be subject to increased tuition. Current technical college students won’t have to pay the increased tuition until 2016. Click on link above to read the entire article.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced Apil 5 that the organization will support the merger of the Baton Rouge, Folkes, Jumonville and Westside campuses of Capital Area Technical College (CATC) with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). The unification of the two systems will create a funding stream for higher-cost career and technical education (CTE) programs by enabling BRCC to move revenue over from lower-cost programs. The merger will be a step in furthering the efforts of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) to respond to the state’s continuing need for industrial construction and skilled craft labor. The regular session of the legislature convenes Monday, April 8, and adjourns on or before Thursday, June 6. "The Baton Rouge area continues to have a strong need for skilled labor. It is imperative that the education systems in the region provide this training to avoid a workforce gap in upcoming years,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “In order for the colleges in our region to do this, they must work together as one unified system with the necessary funding and resources." Click on link to read more: (ZacharyToday.com - BRAC supports merger of BRCC and CATC)
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Martin Duvic, CATC Automotive Technology instructor, is the 2013 recipient of the VISION Technical Training Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Automotive Service Association of Missouri / Kansas (ASA MoKan). It is awarded annually to a single recipient to attend technical training at the VISION Hi Tech Training Expo. The 2013 event was held on March 7-10, 2013 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. "For more than 20 years now, VISION has supplied technical training to thousands of working automotive service technicians, as well as votech and college instructors serving our industry," says Sheri Hamilton, ASA MoKan executive director and VISION show manager. "This scholarship speaks to the heart and soul of the association's mission: To strive for and promote professionalism and excellence within the independent automotive service industry through education, training, support, mentoring and fellowship of all members." The scholarship includes a weekend technical training package and two nights hotel accommodations. More than 1,400 automotive service professionals from 34 states, Australia and Canada received over 14,000 hours of training during the 2013 event.
CATC Baton Rouge Campus is now offering free classes for students to prepare for the GED Test and the COMPASS Test. Free tutoring in Math, Reading & Language is also available. Click on link for more details.
The North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI) will graduate its inaugural class of 46 north Baton Rouge area residents with NCEER certification in welding (18), electrical (13) and pipefitting (15). More than 300 family members and friends are expected to join the graduates, along with Initiative partners, elected officials and neighborhood representatives. WHAT: This pilot program, funded by Baton Rouge Community College, began on Oct. 1, 2012, with a goal of producing 45 graduates across these three high-demand skilled trades. Graduates completed a fast-tracked classroom and hands-on training, which also included a life-skills/workforce preparation component, held at Capital Area Technical College. The Initiative is currently working through its contractor partners to place all of the graduates in full-time positions with their firms. Applications will be accepted for the next iteration of the program in March - April, with courses beginning in June. WHEN: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 Reception for graduates and their families begins at 4:00 p.m. in the atrium lobby Graduation ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. upstairs in the Student Activity Center.
In a joint program to advance the industrial training and experience of the Louisiana local workforce, Stupp Corporation is working with the CATC Baton Rouge Campus Welding program. Stupp provides excess steel coil ends as well as short pipe to be utilized as part of training process in the CATC Program. The coil ends and cut pipe provide students with the opportunity to practice and perfect their welding skills. Stupp Corporation (Stupp) is one of the world's premier producers of custom steel API-5L line pipe for the energy industry. Stupp's Baton Rouge location is one of the largest high frequency ERW and HFI mill in North America. Their operation is augmented by an ultra-modern two step SAWH pipe operation as well as a FBE coating facility. Stupp's campus provides a one-stop shop for the world's API-5L line pipe needs and continues to be a major player in developing the energy infrastructure of North America.
EMCO Technologies awarded $2500 in scholarship funds for students enrolled in the Capital Area Technical College Information Technology Program. Four scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $500. The first two spring 2013 recipients are Ross Bergeron and Regina White. Both recipients are very thankful to EMCO for this scholarship. They stated this money will help pay tuition and fees and enable them to remain full-time students. EMCO Technologies Corporation is a communication, information technology, and emergency notification provider. EMCO chose to award the scholarship to the CATC because of its excellent reputation for IT training. The CATC Information Technology program is an internationally accredited Microsoft Academy and CISCO academy. Students graduating from this program can graduate with as many as eight international industry recognized certifications. EMCO is one of the largest employers of CATC's IT graduates. The remaining two scholarships will be awarded to a student who received an A+ certification while in high school and a currently enrolled female student who meets the financial need requirements, has at least 2.5 GPA , and is selected by the Scholarship Committee (comprised of CATC staff, business partner and EMCO staff) Click on link to read full story.
Ted Dupre, a Capital Area Technical College Practical Nursing instructor, was selected to review two national publications, "Understanding Anatomy & Physiology" textbook and workbook. Both publications are by Gale Sloan Thompson and are published by FA Davis Publishers. For hundreds of years, scientists and scholars have relied upon peer reviewers to validate research, in their specified area of study. Mr. Dupre is a registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing for Louisiana State University. He has taught nursing courses at the colligate level for over twenty years. "It was an honor to serve on a review team of fellow educators from across the nation."