BATON ROUGE, La. — Registration is now open for the Residential Contractors Seminar, one of three key programs in the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute. LCAI’s latest Residential Contractors Seminar will be conducted remotely for contractors throughout the state. Due to social distancing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and to enhance the learning experience, the 10-week course will be presented via web-based video conferencing.
Registration will continue through July 17. To register, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/LCAI-RC and click the “Register Now” button.
The course will be offered from July 20 to Sept. 23. It will feature two-hour sessions twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. All information and materials presented in the sessions will focus on residential construction. A $350 fee covers the cost of the course and materials.
Topics to be covered include print reading; building calculations; site work, demolition and construction; foundations, formwork and retaining walls; finishes; roof structures; structural loads; wood framing construction; related trades; special construction and equipment; and safety codes.
The seminar provides technical knowledge essential for a contractor to take advantage of business opportunities in the residential construction industry, from new residential construction to home improvement projects.
A training institute for general contractors, LCAI was launched in 2016 by Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. The residential seminar was added in 2019. Since 2016, more than 900 participants have graduated from the contractor seminars.
For more information, contact Camille Campbell at 225.342.5534 or [email protected]; or Marlene Chauvin at 985.448.5915 or [email protected].
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.