Frequently Asked Questions

General Information Participants

  1. Who is eligible? Anyone who lives in Louisiana is eligible to participate in an ACTT course provided they meet the pre-requisites of the class.
  2. How much will it cost? There is no fee for attending any ACTT course. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, computer access (if required), and meals while attending training.
  3. If no cost, who is paying for it? This training is provided through a grant from the Louisiana Office of Community Development's Disaster Recovery Unit to support Louisiana hurricane recovery and rebuilding.
  4. What is the benefit of attending training? Participation in an ACTT course may make you more qualified for a position in the eyes of an employer. You will have the opportunity to attend academic quality knowledge and/or skills based training at no cost. Although we cannot guarantee a position after training, we are committed to showcasing advanced skills to employers.
  5. How many of the certifications can I earn? You can register for as many classes as your schedule can accommodate, provided you meet the pre-requisites for the training. Be aware that there may be overlaps in scheduling. You will receive a Certificate of Completion for each course completed.
  6. Am I guaranteed a seat in class if I register? No, classes will accommodate only a certain number of participants.
  7. How long will the training take? Your time commitment may vary depending upon the course you select. Most courses are between two and thirty hours.
  8. What are my commitments after training? You are encouraged to engage in employment seeking or business start-up. LA Tech staff will follow up with you after training to determine if you have been employed or promoted. You are requested to contact the program office to advise them of employment or promotion.
  9. Who are the business partners? We are routinely meeting with a variety of companies throughout the area to provide them with information about our courses and students.
  10. Is course content aligned with business needs? Where are the job opportunities? What are the types of jobs I can get after training? Each course is designed to give you an edge in the job marketplace.
  11. Do the certifications need to be sequenced? See course descriptions page for prerequisites.
  12. Is there a special certification for completing the entire series of certifications?
  13. How do I get involved?
  14. Where can I go for additional information? Contact the ACTT
  15. How do I register? There will be informational sessions conducted on the campus of Louisiana Tech and other academic institutions, programs and businesses for students to register. Dates and times will be advertised on campus. Similar sessions will be held for the general public and advertised through local media. You can also go to the Louisiana Tech website to register.
  16. Am I required to provide personal information when registering? Yes, some personal information will be collected. You will be required to complete an intake form disclosing personal information. Your signature on the form authorizes Louisiana Tech University access to your information. Failure to provide the information or providing false information may make you ineligible for participation. The information collected will be used in accordance with "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974."
  17. What is admission based on? What are registration requirements? Will applicants be screened? Is there a salary limit? Is there an age limit? Admission is based upon ability to meet the pre-requisites, employer needs, and class size requirements. 51% of participants must be low to moderate income and all must be interested in pursuing employment or being promoted. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in training.
  18. Do I have to live in the state? For how long? You have to be a current Louisiana resident.
  19. Will I be a Tech student? No, participation does not mean you have been admitted to Louisiana Tech University. To learn about admission to Louisiana Tech University go to http://www.latech.edu/.
  20. What kind of credit will I get if I'm already a Tech student? You will not receive any type of academic credit for this training. Instead, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be valuable when applying for employment.
  21. Where do I go for classes? When? What if I want to take courses online or at my own pace? Classes will be held at a variety of venues and locations including Ruston, Monroe, Shreveport/Bossier. Check course announcements to identify the specific location venue. Each course will be conducted consistent with the type of learning required. Some will be lecture, some online, some classroom, and some will be experiential. You will need to review each course opportunity to determine what is right for you.
  22. What are the computer requirements for online learning? See course description. Student resource needs.
  23. What if I don't have a computer or connectivity? Some of the classes will be held in a computer lab. However, if the class you selected requires computer access and you do not own a computer, you may be able to access a computer through your library.
  24. What is the measure of success? Do I get a certificate? Each participant will be assessed by each instructor to determine competency. Participants that meet the competency requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  25. What is the qualification criteria/pre-requisites? Each class has different requirements. You will need to carefully review each course to determine what is right for you.
  26. Who is teaching these courses? The courses will be taught by knowledgeable and skilled Louisiana Tech University professors and adjunct professors. Assistance may be provided by Tech graduate and undergraduate students.
  27. Is the capacity limited? What is the maximum capacity? Class limitations and restrictions will be determined by the nature of the course.
  28. What access will I have to resources? Our program team will work with you to provide you with the best resources possible to learn. In addition, we are committed to connecting you with employment resources to gain that competitive edge.

Employers FAQ's

  1. Who is eligible? Employers throughout the United States are encouraged to partner in providing jobs to trained workers. All Louisiana employers are eligible to participate in any Innovative Ventures training.
  2. How much will it cost? Employers are not charged a fee to attend any of the ACTT training offered.
  3. If no cost, who is paying for it? ACTT
  4. What is the benefit of attending training? Participation in ACTT related training will provide the opportunity to attend academic quality knowledge and/or skills based training at no cost. In addition, employers will be exposed to potential employees through the training. Employers interested in learning about our students can contact the program office.
  5. What are my commitments after training? Consider students who have completed training for employment in your agency.
  6. Who are the business partners? Businesses throughout Louisiana who need skilled employees.
  7. How can I be assured I will get a quality employee? Does training equal employability? Students will be assessed in each class to ensure they meet the class objectives. Class objectives are posted online. Employers will still need to assess employment competencies.
  8. Is course content aligned with business needs? Where are the job opportunities? What are the types of jobs I can get after training? Contact the ACTT for partnered training needs. We want to provide the training to help give Louisiana businesses quality skilled employees.
  9. Do the certifications need to be sequenced? Courses do have pre-requisites. See detailed descriptions page for each class.
  10. Is there a special certification for completing the entire series of certifications? Advanced certifications.
  11. How do I get involved? Contact the ACTT. Our goal is to provide quality training for business needs.
  12. Where can I go for additional information? Contact the ACTT.
Employment Assistance
Advanced Certification and Training for Technology (ACTT) courses are being offered to Louisiana citizens at no cost through a grant from the Louisiana Office of Community Development's Disaster Recovery. Coordinated by Louisiana Tech University, the classes are offered quarterly in a variety of venues to support recovery and rebuilding of areas impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, as well as the long-term recovery of the State's overall economy.
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