EMPLOYER | TRAINING PROVIDER | INDIVIDUAL
It is the Mission of NOVA, as a job intermediary, to identify and connect the workforce needs of employers with training entities and with the residents of Northeast Louisiana seeking living wage employment and benefits..
What is NOVA?
A job intermediary that connects the needs of employers with training entities and local residents who are looking for living wage employment with benefits and a career path. An Employer Driven initiative.
What is NOVA for?
A training effort that was developed to meet the needs of the local labor market. An initiative that supports participants while they are in training through case management and counseling, participant support groups, and mentoring.
How You Can Help!
There are a number of ways you can assist us in our endeavors, the bulk of which can be accomplished by donations. You can donate your knowledge, expertise, time, help, resources, and monetary contributions.
Watch our video on what NOVA is doing for Northeast Louisiana!
Enroll for NOVA's
Career Readiness Class
Any resident of northeast Louisiana 18 years or older that is living at less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and is currently unemployed or underemployed, that has the aptitude, attitude, disposition, and commitment required for long-term training. Potential Participants have to have a high school diploma or GED to be accepted into the program. NOVA is not for the faint-hearted. It is for persons with the fortitude necessary to make serious changes in their lives.
Years of experience
Companies in NELA
Why Companies Like Us
Working hard to provide careers for individuals with a desire for change.
ON THE JOB TRAINING
Most companies like to “train” you in their processes for guaranteed success.
The final step of a NOVA graduate is to give back to the community.
Contact a NOVA Specialist Today And Start Making Your Career!
Meet Our Experienced Staff
A native of Monroe, LA, Paul has a background of 30+ years in employment, training, and administration. He worked with the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Ouachita Parish from 1993 to 2003. He resigned his employment with OIC to journey to Guatemala, Central, America for a four-year missionary assignment. Upon his return in 2007 to […]
Currently oversees the day to day operations of NOVA Programs and Participants Services. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with concentrations in both Human Resources Management and State & Local Government. Over 13 years of Human Resources Management experience in Corporate America and Community-Based Organizations. She has over 10 years of experience directing […]
Deputy Director & Director of Programs & Participant Services
Ms. Foy attended Northeast Louisiana University and majored in Journalism/ Public Relations. As the Regional Administrative Program Assistant, Ms. Foy comes to NOVA with 20+ years as a Professional Executive Assistant. As part of the NOVA Team, Ms. Foy has continually encouraged and inspired all that have walked through the doors of NOVA, she believes […]
Regional Administrative Executive Program Assistant
Steven is retired from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. He has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from NLU/ULM and is a lifetime resident of central and northeast Louisiana. Steven joined the NOVA team in 2018
Finance / Grants Coordinator
Monohn Prud’homme serves as the Support Services Coordinator and Financial Coach for NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast, LA. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a motivated, human services professional with a diverse background in career services. Monohn’s passions are grant writing, policy and education. She […]
Support Service Coordinator
LaShonda Wilkerson serves as the Regional Program Representative. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Business from Ashworth College and graduated from High School at James Madison in Tallulah, LA. She is a dedicated and committed individual who is adamant about meeting every accomplishment sought after. She joined the NOVA Team in 2018.
Regional Program Representative
Originally from Tallulah, LA. 10+ years as a resident of Monroe, LA. Ms. Britton attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe and received her Degree in Business Administration. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare from Purdue Global University. Ms. Britton comes to NOVA with over 30+years in Business […]
Regional Program Coordinator