BOSSIER, March 24, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced Southern University at Shreveport will receive nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to help support education, skill development, and workforce-readiness for students going into technical careers.
“Our country is facing a shortage of skilled workers,” Johnson said. “I am encouraged to see this investment in Southern University, and I am hopeful this award will help open doors for more high school students considering technical career paths.”
This award from the National Science Foundation will support Southern University at Shreveport’s dual enrollment courses where high school students can earn a Certificate in Engineering Technology that can be transferred as credits when they enroll at any of the three Southern Universities in Louisiana. This program helps provide critical technical education that enables students to develop industry-needed skills.