Registration Opens For Louisiana’s Premier Construction Institute
Business and law seminar to take place at Louisiana colleges in socially distanced classes
Registration is open now for a key course in Louisiana’s nationally recognized training institute for construction professionals. The six-week Business and Law Seminar of the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute will be offered through community and technical colleges across the state.
LCAI classes will take place Oct. 5 through Nov. 11 in twice-weekly sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Each Monday and Wednesday, instruction will occur in socially distanced classrooms or online. Registration is underway and will continue through Oct. 2. To register, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/LCAI-BL and click the “Register Now” button.
LCAI is a training institute for meeting the needs of today’s construction industry. LCAI partners include Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. In 2017, the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies awarded the Louisiana program with a national Innovation in Regulation Award. Since the program’s launch in 2016, more than 1,000 participants have graduated from LCAI contractor seminars.
The Business and Law Seminar is one of three LCAI programs and is designed for small and emerging construction businesses. Topics to be covered include the bid process; contract management; estimating; equipment management; scheduling; occupational safety; risk management; financial and business management; bonding and access to capital; certifications and available resources; and entrepreneurship training.
All information will focus on construction management and operating a construction-related business. A $200 fee covers the cost of the course and materials.
LCAI sessions will be offered online only for SOWELA Technical Community College, Bossier Parish Community College and South Louisiana Community College enrollees. Students may attend in-person classes for interactive instruction at the other locations below:
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana, and promotes business opportunity for employers of all sizes. In 2019, LED attracted more than 80 new economic development projects representing 12,300 new jobs, 15,500 retained jobs and over $8.4 billion in new capital investment. LED’s Small Business Services team assisted more than 9,500 Louisiana small businesses and entrepreneurs in 2019. For more information, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com.
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