Post-Secondary  Education


Systemic Workforce Development for Webster Parish


The City of Minden through its Industrial Development Board has initiated a workforce development initiative that is designed to be systemic and proactive. Talent Ready is a workforce development system that helps individuals overcome barriers to employment such as drug and alcohol addictions, mental illness, childcare issues, and transportation challenges. The goal is to assist individuals to overcome these employment barriers and prepare individuals to acquire and retain employment within Webster Parish.

The Industrial Development Board of the City of Minden is partnering with a diverse group of organizations to establish a holistic approach to helping individuals to become gainfully employed by offering a full array of support services and skill-based training.


 Professionals that work with individuals that suffer from mental illness, and drug and alcohol addictions are being recruited to assist such persons to mitigate these types of employment barriers under the Talent Ready Initiative.

 Private companies are being enrolled to work with technical training organizations and education resources to establish apprenticeship programs, internships, and skilled-based training opportunities.


WorkReadyU (WRU) is an adult education program that helps provide training for students ages 16 and older. 

Visit the
Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College website for more information on the WorkReadyU program.


We develop a skilled workforce that provides the competitive advantage needed by existing and new businesses in Northwest Louisiana.

The skill levels needed in industry no longer are increasing gradually but are expanding at a dramatic rate. Northwest LTCC recognizes the critical training and educational needs of business today and we will work to accommodate your educational and training needs whether it is on site at your location, a customized training program, or a contracted program on campus. Our Workforce Division provides companies continuing education opportunities for their staff. The community also has the opportunity to take advantage of our offerings to further their skills.

NWLTCC’s Mission Statement

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is an institution of higher education established to provide the citizens of northwest Louisiana with opportunities for educational, economic, professional, and personal development. Through a focus on high quality, relevant, career and technical education, the college supports economic growth and community development by educating and training students for entry and advancement in high-wage, high-demand industries.