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“Skills That help the Student be Successful in the Workplace” Presentation

On Friday, August 25th, the Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools conducted a faculty in-service at the Eldorado Casino Hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana. The presentation was delivered by six educators from Unitech Training Academy. They were- Jeanne Angers, Chas Babino, Kanisha Green, Bernice Gray, Kristi Waltrip, and Samantha Balderas. The presentation was titled “Skills That help the Student be Successful in the Workplace.” The session was interactive and included several team activities that allowed all of the attendees to participate. Sixty-two attendees from seven campuses enjoyed the session and were treated to lunch at the Eldorado buffet. At the end of the session, drawings were held for several nice gift cards. The feedback from the in-service was positive and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. The next faculty in-service will be held on Friday, October 20, at the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge.


ITI Technical College Earned Top 30 Two-Year Trade School Recognition

Forbes Research Results and Methodology: ITI Technical College in Baton Rouge made the Forbes top 30 list of two-year trade schools based on data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard. For the first time, Forbes published a top 30 list evaluating 442 of the nation’s two-year trade schools; ITI ranked number twenty-four. Forbes’ research focused on three factors all relating to the student’s return on investment: earnings (early career salary), affordability (sticker price), and quality (a metrics of student-faculty ratios, retention, quality academics and personal support). ITI stands out as the only school to make the Top 30 list from the Gulf South.

U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard: According to the College Scorecard, ITI is in the top 5 of all schools in Louisiana for having the highest graduation rates and the highest salaries after attending.

President Acclamation: Joe Martin, president of ITI, was very excited about the news. He stated, “This recognition is proof of what I knew all along about our staff and how much they care about our students. The world is now acknowledging what I have always known. I always said ITI was the best kept secret in Louisiana regarding technical education; it is no secret anymore.”

ITI Technical College: ITI Technical College was founded 44 years ago to fit the needs of business and industry in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. With a beautiful 10 acre campus in south Baton Rouge, ITI has devoted 56,700 square feet to classroom space and training facilities housing 14 programs in 10 areas of study. Over the years, the college has produced over 8,000 graduates in numerous technical fields while maintaining its original vision – to provide excellent career training to furnish industry with sought-after workers who can meet the job requirements in a progressive technological age.

To learn more about ITI Technical College, visit the website at www.iticollege.edu or visit the campus located at 13944 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

References:

The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight The Nation’s Skills Gap
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2017/06/19/the-top-30-two-year-trade-schools-colleges-that-fight-the-nations-skills-gap/#4f7b1b716675

The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools 2017: The Full Methodology
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2017/06/19/the-top-30-two-year-trade-schools-2017-the-full-methodology/#4fac64d31886

U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

 


ITI Technical College Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation

HVAC Excellence On-site Visit: On April 18, 2017, a team from HVAC Excellence performed an on-site evaluation of ITI Technical College’s Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Electrical Technology AOS and Certificate programs. After a full day of interviewing students, program advisory board members, instructional staff, and administrative staff, and after evaluating the curriculum and facilities, the team members recommended to their board that ITI Technical College should receive accreditation. The team members gave particular recognition to ITI’s “being one of a handful of schools to have zero compliance corrections.” On May 25, 2017, the HVAC Excellence accreditation review board granted ITI Technical College a programmatic accreditation of six years.

Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic Accreditation is an independent third party review of an educational program. The process validates that established standards of excellence for HVACR educational programs are met. These standards are designed to ensure that our future workforce receives the quality of training required to provide the skills necessary for success in the HVACR industry. Accreditation standards require a thorough examination of various components: mission statement, administration responsibilities, finances, student services, instruction design, program elements, physical facilities, equipment, tools, cooperative training, and instructor qualifications. To learn more about the HVAC Excellence national standards or programmatic accreditation, visit their website at https://www.escogroup.org/accreditation/.

ITI Technical College: ITI Technical College was founded over 40 years ago and was formed to fit the needs of business and industry in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. The objective still remains the same today – to train workers to meet the job requirements of a progressive technological age. To learn more about ITI Technical College, visit their website at www.iticollege.edu or come visit the beautiful campus located at 13944 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA.


LAPCS 2017 Annual Convention in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools held it’s 2017 annual convention on Friday, April 28th at the Hilton Capitol Center Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over 200 participants from 23 campuses across the state attended several informative sessions with presenters from across the country and one from Baton Rouge. Breakfast and lunch were served and the attendees had ample opportunities to network with vendor exhibitors who were present at the conference. The participants also benefitted from the opportunity to network with their peers from other campuses. During lunch, the LAPCS honored “All-Star Instructors” from all of the participating campuses. These are the All-Star Instructors for 2017:

Ayers Career College- Maurice Jackson
Cameron College- Rose Frazier
Delta College-Baton Rouge- Carol Starns
Delta College-Lafayette- Marsha Hebert
Infinity College- Janeen Harmon
ITI Technical Institute- John Defeo
McCann School of Business and Technology-Monroe- Jessica Newton
Petra College- Tamarva Fultz
McCann School of Business and Technology-Shreveport- Nutisha Simmons
Remington College-Lafayette-Suryakala Jaikishen
Unitech-Alexandria-Margie Laborde
Unitech-Baton Rouge- Marcella Williams
Unitech Lafayette-Linda Lampman
Unitech-Lake Charles- Belinda Savoie
Unitech-Metairie-Lionel Edmonds
Unitech-West Monroe-Kanisha S. Daniels-Green
Unitech-Houma- Angela Stewart


Ayers Career College supports 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS

Ayers Career College in Shreveport, Louisiana supported the 2016 Walk to Defeat ALS, which was held at the Boardwalk in Bossier City on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Ayers Ambassador Club held a pancake breakfast and spaghetti lunch to raise money for this cause. A nice contribution was presented by the Ayers Walk Team to the Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter of the ALS Association on the day of the walk.

 


 

Fall In-Service

The Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools held it’s fall in-service on Friday October 21st at the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge. Dr. Ann Eady was the featured speaker. Her presentation was very interactive, with many of the faculty attendees standing up to offer input about the topics. About 85 attendees enjoyed an informative presentation and lunch served by the students at the Culinary Institute.

 


 

McCann School of Business and Technology in Monroe recently held a formal graduation ceremony

 


Ayers Career College has partnered with Westwood Elementary School

Ayers Career College has partnered with Westwood Elementary School in Shreveport to support the school throughout the year. Recently Ayers held a school supply drive where the different programs at Ayers competed to see who could donate the most supplies. On Friday, August 12th, a group of students and staff from Ayers delivered the school supplies to Westwood.

 


Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools held it’s 2016 faculty in-service

The Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools held it’s August 2016 faculty in-service on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Eldorado Casino Hotel in Shreveport.  Fifty-one attendees from six campuses across north and central Louisiana participated in the workshop.  Mr. Louis Babin delivered a presentation entitled “The Trainer’s Tool Box.”  Attendees enjoyed a lunch buffet at the Eldorado and two lucky participants won a nice prize at the end of the session.  Our next faculty in-service will be held in Baton Rouge on Friday, October 21st.  More details about that one will be coming soon.

 


On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools held it’s annual conference at the Hilton Capitol Center Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Approximately 200 attendees from 20 member schools were treated to a day of education sessions and networking opportunities with the ten vendors who were present. These vendors included textbook companies, medical supply companies, accreditation and certification organizations, and technology companies. The attendees enjoyed breakfast and lunch as well. A highlight of the day was the All-Star Instructor recognition which was held during lunch time. Fifteen instructors were recognized for their excellent performance in the classroom and beyond. These instructors were: Ayers Career College-Nic Melancon Cameron College-Joel Moore Delta College, Inc.-Covington-Lisa Bordelon Delta College, Inc.-Slidell-Mitzie White Delta College of Arts and Technology-Baton Rouge- Genalin Umstetter Delta College of Arts and Technology-Lafayette-Caroline Courtland Infinity College-TaRonce Williams ITI Technical College-Brent Bordelon ITT-St. Rose- Pacian Amye McCann School of Business and Technology-Monroe-Kenny Covington McCann School of Business and Technology-Shreveport-Wendy Chriss Remington College-Baton Rouge-Janel Brazile Remington College-Lafayette-Lynne Carline Unitech Training Academy-Metairie-Kenny White Virginia College-Bossier City-Debra Love A great time was had by everyone who attended the conference. Our next activities for instructors will be an in-service in August in Bossier City and an in-service in Baton Rouge in October. LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (42) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (39) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (38) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (34) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (32) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (27) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (26) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (24) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (22) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (21) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (20) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (19) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (18) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (17) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (16) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (15) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (14) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (13) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (12) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (11) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (10) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (9) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (8) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (4) LAPCS annual conference-4-29-2016 (2)

 

 


  ITI Recently, ITI Technical College participated in the Process Technology Troubleshooting Skills in Energy (PTSE) Competition. Qualify Rounds were conducted in March and ITI became one of eight teams to qualify for national. The National Competition was held on April 22-23 at Lone Star College in Kingwood, Texas. Although we did not get the first place finish we were looking for, we are proud of our students and instructors for all the hard work and teamwork they put into this competition.  


 

Recent Fundraiser nets $10,000 for local Veteran’s Organization

Full Press Release(PDF) Baton Rouge, LA: On April 1, 2016 ITI Technical College and St. George Fire Department joined forces to help raise over $10,000 for a local organization. They combined to host the first annual Wounded War Heroes Jambalaya Fundraiser. ITI Veterans’ Student Chapter President Brandon Hotard was excited with the turnout of all the volunteers. He says, “Without all the hard work and dedication by the volunteers from St. George Fire Department and ITI Technical College, we would have never been able to pull off this successful fundraiser.” He went on to say, “The support our community gives for our Veterans is overwhelming and the community did not disappoint as evidenced by us pre-selling close to 1500 jambalaya plates.” Wounded War Heroes is a local organization based in Gonzales, LA that strives to assist veterans who have served our country. The organization’s Chairman Emeric Watson says, “Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them with fishing and hunting opportunities upon their return home from fighting for our country.  Our sole purpose is to show these veterans that they have not been forgotten for their courageous service to our country.” To serve this mission, 100 percent of all donations go directly to veterans. To learn more about this local organization, visit their website at www.wwhfr.com. ITI Technical College periodically provides volunteer opportunities for its students and staff. When it came time to ask for volunteers to prepare, cook, pack, serve, and deliver the jambalaya, there was no shortage. Over 160 students and staff signed up to be a part of this fundraiser. ITI Technical College lives by the motto “For A Better Life!” The school’s mission is to help prepare graduates for careers that will allow them to better provide for their families. The students at ITI are focused on making a “better life” not only for their families but also for their entire community. About ITI Technical College: ITI Technical College was founded over 40 years ago and was formed to fit the needs of business and industry in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. The objective still remains the same today – to train workers to meet the job requirements of a progressive technological age. To learn more about ITI Technical College visit their website at www.iticollege.edu or come visit the beautiful campus located at 13944 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA.


 

Oak Park Elementary Food Bank is now serving those in need

Newsletter Issue 10 Oak Park Elementary recently became the first school in Calcasieu Parish to have an on-site food bank. The School Pantry program alleviates child hunger by reaching children and their families at school – one of the most accessible and safe locations there is. Special thank you to the students and staff from Unitech Training Academy who came out to volunteer. They helped to distribute food boxes as well as helped unload the truck and stock the shelves. OPE is in need of volunteers monthly to assist the staff. One in six households in Louisiana are at risk of hunger. Across our state and region, the rising cost of food, housing, and utilities, coupled with high unemployment and low-wage jobs have increased the need for emergency food assistance. Did you know that Second Harvest Food Bank has a mobile pantry? A mobile pantry is a traveling food truck that brings fresh produce and other perishable foods directly to peo-ple living in places where such resources are scarce. The mobile pantries run daily throughout 23-parishes providing up to 200 families with a 3-5 day supply of food. Sec-ond Harvest also offers Cooking Matters. It is a six-week cooking, nutrition and food budgeting program that provides at-risk families and individuals with the skills and confi-dence to make healthy and affordable meal choices. Classes are taught by volunteer culi-nary and nutrition experts

 

 


 

10-23-2015 Faculty In-Service

The Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools hosted a faculty in-service at the Marriott Hotel in Baton Rouge on Friday, October 23rd. 100 attendees from 10 member schools were treated to an excellent presentation by Dr. Mike Lanouette. The title of Dr. Lanouette’s presentation was “The Why, What, and How of Instructional Startegies.” Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet and had a great opportunity for networking.

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Richard Beemer speaks to a record high graduating class.

On Friday September 11th, 2015, ITI Technical College held its Summer 2015 graduation, with a total of 92 students graduating across 9 programs in their chosen fields. The guest speaker was Richard Beemer of EXCEL Services Group. He delivered a truly inspiration speech to a very enthusiastic and packed audience. Beemer later stated “I was awed and touched by some of the stories of these young men and women overcoming adversity and obstacles to complete their education and walk across that stage. It’s obvious that ITI goes the extra mile to see their students be successful and in this day and age it don’t get no better than that!”  


 

8-14-2015 Faculty In-Service

On Friday, August 14, 2015, the Louisiana Association of Private Colleges and Schools hosted a faculty in-service at Virginia College in Bossier City. Forty-three attendees from five schools across north Louisiana participated in this event. These campuses include Ayers Career College, Career Technical College in Shreveport and Monroe, Unitech Training Academy in West Monroe and Virginia College in Bossier City. Dr. Hank Johnson served as the presenter for this in-service and delivered a highly energetic and informative session entitled “Who Said it Couldn’t Be Done? Transforming the Challenging Student Into a Master Student.” At the end of the in-service, two lucky winners had their names drawn for really nice prizes! Rose Shaw from Unitech Training Academy in West Monroe won the $100 Visa gift card and Jesse Cummings from Ayers Career College in Shreveport won the $200 Visa gift card.

 

 

Annual Spring Conference

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Ayers Career College donation drive for the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission

 
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  The students and staff at Ayers Career College participated in a donation drive for the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission during the month of December. Toiletries, new socks and underwear, and canned and dry foods were collected. Ms. Donna Debello, who is a graduate from Ayers in the Pharmacy Technician department, even stopped by to make a donation. Mr. Chuck Stripling, who is the Campus Operations Manager at Ayers, delivered the donations to the rescue mission and posed for a photo with Dr. Henry Martin, who is the executive director of the rescue mission

Annual Spring Conference

The 2015 Spring Conference will be held at the Hilton-Capitol Center in Baton Rouge on Friday, May 1, 2015. Download Form Download the Registration form for the 2015 Conference

 

Contact:

Chuck Stripling 8820 Jewella Ave, Shreveport, LA 71108. phone (318) 841-1228

 

Ayers Career College participates in the “Walk to Defeat ALS”

 
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  On Saturday, October 18, 2014, a team of 16 made up of Ayers Career College staff members, family members, and friends participated in the “Walk to Defeat ALS” fundraiser that was held at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City, Louisiana. This event is the major annual fundraiser for the Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter of the ALS Association. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a debilitating disease that often requires intensive caregiving for the patients. Besides leading the way in global research, the ALS Association works to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease by providing multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers and also facilitating home care. The Ayers team walked in honor of Mr. Jimmy Roberts, who is a dear friend of Mr. David Deverts, a former instructor at Ayers. The students and staff at Ayers Career College held several fundraisers within the campus leading up to this event and presented a check for $846.00 to the ALS Association at this event! Ayers won the award for Best Corporate Partner and was recognized with an inscripted baseball. Ayers Career College has been serving the Shreveport-Bossier area and surrounding areas in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas with quality career education programs since 1953. Ayers’ mission is to educate students to achieve personal and career success in dynamic careers by equipping them with a firm academic foundation and career-specific competencies to meet the community and employer needs.

 

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Michael Champagne ITI Technical College 225-752-4233 mchampagne@iticollege.edu

ITI Students Help Provide “Better Lives” for Veterans Recent Fundraiser nets $1000 for local Veteran’s Organization

Baton Rouge, LA: On August 11, ITI Technical College President Joe Martin was happy to write a check for $1000 to a local charity by the name of Wounded War Heroes. That money came as a result of a fundraiser that the ITI students and staff decided they wanted to host. Joe Martin explained, “I am just so proud that our students want to donate to an organization that serves our veterans whom have served our country.”

 

ITI Technical College lives by the motto “For A Better Life!” The school’s mission is to help prepare graduates for careers that will allow them to better provide for their families. The students at ITI are focused on making a “better life” not only for their families but also for their entire community.

 

In July of this year, the college held its annual summer student celebration where food, games, and prizes are provided for the students as a “thank you” for their hard work and dedication. This year proved to be different when students and staff decided that they wanted to give back. They decided that they would donate money to a local veteran organization. An ITI employee, Mrs. Shirley Avants, who is a member of the Women Veterans of Louisiana, helped collect the money and suggested that the donations go to the Wounded War Heroes organization.

 

In order to raise that money, the administration decided to provide a dunking booth on campus where students could have a chance to dunk their favorite faculty member or administrator. Staff was eager to volunteer to be dunked and the students where just as eager to donate and line up for a chance to dunk them. Everyone enjoyed themselves, and at the end of the day, the students donated $400 to the cause. Things got even more interesting when someone donated a Wounded Warriors hat for auction and a bidding war broke out between a staff member and a student veteran, Kristen Dedon. The $20 hat auctioned off for $100 bringing the total student donations to $500. The college matched the donation bringing the total donation to $1000. ITI Technical College was happy to raise and donate $1000 to a local organization that strives to assist veterans who have served our country. The organization’s Chairman Emeric Watson says, “Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them with fishing and hunting opportunities upon their return home from fighting for our country. Our sole purpose is to show these veterans that they have not been forgotten for their courageous service to our country.” To serve this mission, 100 percent of all donations go directly to veterans. To learn more about this local organization, visit their website at www.wwhfr.com.

 

About ITI Technical College: ITI Technical College was founded over 40 years ago and was formed to fit the needs of business and industry in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. The objective still remains the same today – to train workers to meet the job requirements of a progressive technological age.