The LEDA Workforce Development team provides advisory services to the Lafayette Parish business community regarding workforce issues of all types, including:
- Employee Recruitment & Job Fairs
- Employee Retention
- Funding to Offset Training Expenditures
- Training Programs
Download Workforce Packet with more detailed information on the programs listed below.
LED FastStart Program
A single-source workforce solution that works with businesses to anticipate and address the company's workforce needs early in the startup or expansion process. Based on company's commitment to create jobs.
On-the-Job Training Program
Provides up to 50% reimbursement of wages to employers for either new hires or skills upgrades for existing employees. Wages of $10 or more per hour may be reimbursed for the time it takes to learn the necessary skills with a maximum of $2000 per participant
Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP)
Assists in the skill development of existing employees (at least 15) and provides funding for customized workforce training for companies who have contributed to the state's Unemployment Insurance System for a minimum of 3 years.
Small Business Employee Training (SBET) Program
Assists in the skill development of existing employees and provides funding for workforce training for businesses with 50 or fewer employees that has operated in Louisiana and contributed to the state's Unemployment Insurance System for a minimum of 3 years.
Small and Emerging Business Program
Helps Louisiana's small businesses by funding up to 50% of the cost of entrepreneurial & computer training (as well as other technical assistance such as legal needs, marketing, and accounting.