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  • LOSFA Apprenticeship Program

    On behalf of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance Field Outreach Services, we invite you to register for our 2021 Louisiana Virtual Apprenticeship Expo for students and parents to be held November 17, 2021, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am via Zoom. 
    At this event participants will receive information on apprenticeship programs, their processes, benefits and outcomes. Through a series of interactive presentations from industry professionals, higher education administrators, and former apprenticeship program participants who will be sharing their personal testimonies, participants will achieve the following outcomes:
    • Discover an alternative pathway to high-paying / high-demand jobs
    • Develop soft-skills for workforce success
    • Learn about Department of Labor and Louisiana Workforce Commission resources and processes for apprenticeship programs
    • Interact and connect with local professionals and organizations
    Please click HERE or the link below to REGISTER for the event:
    If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please contact Thomas Rudd at thomas.rudd@la.gov or Dr. Bruce Craig at Bruce.Craig@la.gov.  
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  • City of Lake Charles and Lake Charles Memorial Health System to Partner on Mental Health Counseling Services Program


    LAKE CHARLES—The City of Lake Charles has teamed up with Lake Charles Memorial Health System to provide mental health counseling for low to moderate income residents in Lake Charles who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Utilizing funds received through the 2020 CARES Act (CDBG-CV), the City of Lake Charles has established a behavioral health services program with Lake Charles Memorial Health System’s Behavioral Health Clinic located at 2829 4th Avenue, Suite 150, in Lake Charles. Residents meeting the eligibility criteria will have access to free mental health counseling services.


    “With the City’s allocation of CARES Act funding, it is our goal to maximize the use of these funds by partnering with existing programs to make the largest impacts on our residents,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. “We have all seen the toll COVID-19 has taken on our community on a number of levels, but we are especially concerned about the individual mental health of our family members and neighbors. This is why in addition to utilizing these funds for rental and mortgage assistance programs, we are also proud to partner with Lake Charles Memorial Health System to provide behavioral health services to those who may not have the financial means to seek them at this time.”


    “This grant will provide a much needed resource,” added Psychiatrist and author Dr. Dale Archer, Jr. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two hurricanes, an ice storm and a flood we are facing a severe mental health crisis in the Lake Charles area. This grant will allow Memorial to bring behavioral health services to those who otherwise would not have access to this care.”


    Those interested in applying or in need of more information, should contact Lake Charles Memorial Health System by calling 337-480-7801.

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  • Need Assistance with Tution and Books?

    CPPJ and the Louisiana Workforce Commission have joined together in an effort to provide book and tuition assistance to those who are accepted into a college but have not yet enrolled or have not yet scheduled their classes.  Please see the attached file for more information.Tuition and Book Assistance

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  • City of Lake Charles Issues Reminder about Water Bill Relief Fund and Announces Availability of Mortgage and Rental Assistance Funds Information found here: https://www.cpsb.org/domain/2962



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