TRAINING

To assure that new and expanding businesses have a continuing pool of workers with the level of education and expertise necessary for their operations, Louisiana’s colleges and universities, vocational-technical schools and high schools insure their graduates are trained and entry-level persons are available year around. Schools at all levels are augmenting their general education missions with programs explicitly connected with employment possibilities for their students. Community colleges are increasing their industry-specific training and colleges and universities are developing partnerships with industry that involve human as well as technological development.

Training Programs through the State of Louisiana include the following:

Quality Jobs Program – Annual refundable credit of up to 5 percent of payroll for a period of up to 10 years.
Quickstart – Cost-free, pre-employment training through technical colleges.
Workforce Development – Existing business upgrade.

HIGHER EDUCATION

There are several major colleges and universities within an hour’s drive of most of Livingston parish, Some of which offer doctoral degrees in the art, sciences, engineering, medical and legal fields:

4-Year Colleges and Universities (within 100 miles of the Parish Seat)
College/University Location Distance

1993 Enrollment

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge 20 miles

25,356

Southern University Baton Rouge 20 miles

9,502

Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond 20 miles

13,244

Southern University of New Orleans New Orleans 60 miles

4,310

University of New Orleans New Orleans 60 miles

15,570

Dillard University New Orleans 60 miles

1,584

Loyola University of New Orleans New Orleans 60 miles

4,888

Our Lady of Holy Cross New Orleans 60 miles

1,276

Tulane University New Orleans 60 miles

11,203

Xavier University New Orleans 60 miles

3,391

2-Year Community College (within 100 miles of the Parish Seat)
Delgado College New Orleans 60 miles

14,938

Elaine P. Nunez College Chalmette 60 miles

2,019

Baton Rouge Community Baton Rouge 20 miles

(1998) 1,600

TECHNICAL COLLEGES (within surrounding parishes)

There are three state-funded and numerous parish supported regional technical institutes within commuting distance of Livingston. The State schools alone offer up to 31 different training programs. All are located in neighboring parishes:

College

Parish

Hammond Area Vo-Tech

Tangipahoa

Florida Parishes Vo-Tech

St. Helena

Baton Rouge Regional Vo-Tech Institute

East Baton Rouge

Frazier Vo-Tech

East Baton Rouge

Ascension Vo-Tech

Ascension

Source: Louisiana State Department of Education, 1998

PRIMARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

Student : Teacher

Enrollment
1995-1996

34 Public Schools

18:1

18,231

1 Nonpublic School

 

102

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Enrollment - The recent trends in public school registration, average enrollment and average daily attendance in the Livingston Parish school system are as follows:

Registration

91 – 92

92 – 93

93 – 94

94 – 95

95 -- 96

Average Daily Attendance

15,523

15,954

16,431

17,956

--

Average Daily Enrollment

16,538

17,042

17,478

19,212

--

Public

16,102

16,586

17,152

17,464

18,231

Source: Louisiana State Department of Education

"Average Daily Attendance" reflects the average daily attendance of member public school students during the session. "Average Daily Membership" reflects the average daily count of public school students registered during the session. "Public" reflects the count of public school students registered on the first day of the school year, including pre-kindergarten.

Expenditures - Expenditures for the Livingston Parish School Board are as follows:

Expenditures

91 – 92

92 – 93

93 – 94

94 – 95

Mean Teacher Salary

$23,233

$23,298

$23,031

$25,275

Current Expends Per Student

$2,914

$3,317

$3,229

$3,295

Capital Outlay

$2,777,741

$4,430,218

$5,040,778

$7,338,552

Debt Service

$3,211,777

$2,439,868

$2,577,015

$2,658,569

Current Expenditures

$48,188,544

$51,243,516

$56,441,704

$63,296,747

Source: Louisiana Department of Education