TEDA announces training opportunity

Proprietors of construction companies and entrepreneurs who want to become licensed general contractors may be eligible for tuition assistance to the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, thanks to Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA). 

LCAI, a Fletcher Technical Community College-branded program, is broadcast at community colleges throughout the state over a six-week period.

The class offers critical information about construction management and preparing for the business law portions of the state licensing exam.

LCAI is a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

Limited tuition assistance is available to those companies/individuals who potentially qualify as disadvantaged business enterprises.

In addition, TEDA will offer technical assistance to aid LCAI graduates with such tasks as strategic business planning, completing contractor’s qualification statements and profiles, registration with Central Contractor Registration, certification as a disadvantaged business enterprise and registration with various public agencies issuing project contracts.

“This program is aimed at increasing the number of qualified contractors in Terrebonne Parish and increasing disadvantaged businesses’ access to large-scale, publicly funded projects,” said Matt Rookard, TEDA Chief Executive Officer.

Applicants should email TEDA at dhenry@tpeda.org or call (985) 873-6890 to request a packet.