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NOVA Workforce Institute 5th annual commencement ceremony

NOVA Workforce Institute 5th annual commencement ceremony

On June 27, 2013, NOVA Workforce Institute celebrated its 5th annual commencement ceremony at New Light Baptist Church, Monroe, La. The class of 2013 had 45 participants, each of whom was awarded a certificate of completion.

Graduates completed training at area community and technical colleges, as well as local universities. This training prepares the graduates to fill high-demand jobs in northeast Louisiana.

Our first graduating class has started joining the workforce of the northeast Louisiana region. As of the start of October, we have placed more than half our students in living-wage jobs in the Monroe area.

Our projected annual economic impact if all our participants enter into the workforce is $4 million, based on a projected average wage of $12 per hour, per participant.

Statistics also show that NOVA has an 81% completion rate so far, a great starting point for all future classes and one we hope to increase in the coming years.