La. program offers accelerated training in trades

08/14/2014 | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

Louisiana's Baker Workforce Development Center has seen a strong response to its skilled trades training, with more than 130 students so far completing programs in welding, electrical, millwright, pipefitting and water operations. "We're getting skills that a lot of people have to go through three- or four-year programs, but we are getting it at a rabbit pace," millwright student Byron Bradford said of the community college-based program.

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