NATCHITOCHES – University of Louisiana System President Dr. Jim Henderson will speak at a breakfast in Bossier City on Tuesday, June 18 to introduce Compete LA, a program that helps adults with some college credit complete their degrees.
“Let’s Talk About: Compete LA” will take place at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden and Homewood Suites, 2015 Old Minden Road in Bossier City.
Henderson will discuss the importance of providing internship opportunities for students as well as supporting existing employees with some college credit by encouraging them to re-enroll to finish their degrees. Northwestern State University is one of nine schools in the University of Louisiana System that will implement the Compete LA program.
The event is sponsored by the Bossier Parish Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce and North Louisiana Economic Partnership.
Area business and industry leaders are encouraged to attend and learn how Compete LA will positively impact workforce development throughout the state and how businesses can participate.
Tickets are available at https://www.bossierchamber.com/shop/compete-la-june-18-2019/.