NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University is partnering with Louisiana Economic Development to connect students and new graduates with Louisiana companies in the IT and digital media fields.
The university will work with the LED FastStart program to let students know about job opportunities available in this growing sector. LED FastStart is Louisiana’s leading workforce development program that works with higher education institutions to match graduates with in-state jobs.
“We are launching several initiatives that provide opportunities for our students and alumni to network with companies in Louisiana,” said Vanner Erikson, NSU’s associate director of alumni affairs and advancement. “A partnership with LED FastStart will place our graduates first in line for professional opportunities.”
Northwestern State will utilize its alumni e-newsletter, alumni magazine and other outlets to advertise jobs for LED while LED personnel plan to participate in NSU’s GradFest for graduating seniors, campus job fairs and other events. LED works with several clients in a wide range of businesses in the areas of manufacturing, corporate headquarters, digital media, customer care support centers and research and development.