Fostering Innovation and Prosperity
The skilled Louisiana labor force is backed by LED FastStart, a nationally leading workforce program emphasizing customization. Through LED FastStart, the state is able to invest in new and innovative training tactics and solutions. Teaming up with Louisiana’s educational institutions, from universities to community and technical colleges, LED FastStart equips individuals with the knowledge and necessary skills to excel in a variety of fields.
The spirit of entrepreneurship thrives within Louisiana’s labor force. Many individuals embark on solo ventures, turning their passions and ideas into successful businesses. This entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with economic development support, creates a fertile ground for innovation and economic growth. With a fusion of tradition and a forward-thinking mindset, the workforce in Louisiana contributes significantly to the state’s growth and prosperity.
Whether it’s in the fields of agriculture, the bustling energy sector or the burgeoning technology industry, the people of Louisiana display a commitment to their work.
Recognized for its innovation, effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency, LED FastStart is one of the nation’s top state workforce training programs.
FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, development and training delivery for eligible new or expanding companies — all at no cost.
Award-Winning Workforce Programming
LED FastStart has repeatedly been recognized by economic development agencies and trade publications as one of the top workforce training and development programs in the country, earning top honors for its dedication to the tech industry, innovative solutions and customized training that has set the stage for the next moon missions.
The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Program, LED FastStart’s workforce training collaboration with Nunez Community College in Chalmette and Boeing based at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, recently earned a Gold Award in the category of Partnerships with Educational Institutions from the International Economic Development Council. LED FastStart’s utilization of virtual reality for customized workforce training also earned national recognition from IEDC.
The IEDC recognition followed Louisiana’s first-ever No. 1 ranking in Business Facilities magazine’s Tech Talent Pipeline state rankings. LED FastStart earned the No. 2 spot nationally for customized training, the 14th consecutive year that the state business incentive program has ranked among the top two workforce development programs in the country.