Mechatronics Apprenticeship Training Program
Higher education pathways to in-demand manufacturing jobs
In an unprecedented partnership, three companies and three two-year colleges – Laitram, McCormick, Elmer Chocolate, Delgado Community College, Northshore Technical Community College and Nunez Community College – have come together to develop a pilot mechatronics apprenticeship program as a way to address the shortage of mechatronics workers in advanced manufacturing jobs.
The program teaches the fundamentals of mechatronics, a field that incorporates mechanics, electronics, and computer science with manufacturing to increase efficiency.
The Mechatronics Apprenticeship Training Program’s curriculum is designed to enhance and prepare the apprentice to be fully qualified in multiple aspects of advanced manufacturing technology. The two-year commitment will provide both technical classroom instruction and on-the-job training using an earn-while-you-learn model with training costs covered completely by the employer.
A Reimagined River Site for the Future
Former shipbuilding site on the banks of the Mississippi transforming into value-added manufacturing hub
T. Parker Host, in partnership with Hilco Redevelopment, is reimagining the former Avondale Shipyard and the future of Jefferson Parish. With a footprint of 254 acres and significant warehousing, shipping, and storage capabilities, Avondale Marine will shape the future of commerce along the Mississippi River and beyond becoming a twenty-first century global logistics hub.
Development Ready Sites
GNO sites that have been selected and reviewed for suitability and readiness
- LED Certified Sites are development-ready industrial sites. LED certification is granted after an extensive application process and exhaustive review. The benefits of certification include official acknowledgement of a site’s suitability and readiness and improved success in the site selection process. The program’s rigorous review process is conducted by an independent, third-party engineering firm. Learn more about GNO sites.
LM Wind Power Establishes Technology Center for the Americas in New Orleans
LM Wind Power establishes its Technology Center for the Americas at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans creating 100 new direct jobs.
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