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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0030 from the administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs.  During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities.  Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.  


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June 4, 2019

The training and support services participants receive from WDB83's PHOCAS program set them up for a bright, self-sufficient future with a career in nursing.

June 3, 2019

Keep your accounts clean. Use your real name. Have a professional image.

May 14, 2019

Former PHOCAS participant Jenna Summerhill has come a long way and the payoff has been well worth the fight.

Summerhill’s struggle to reclaim her self-esteem, her life and her future landed her in a tie for first place in a national client success story through the Prof...

April 9, 2019

Workforce Development Board 83 Executive Director, Terri Mitchell, was recognized as a Workforce Champion at the Louisiana Labor Summit on March 22. 

Mitchell is leading the charge in sector partnerships in Northeast Louisiana.

The Workforce Development Board 83’s work...

April 2, 2019

WDB83 offered its hand in assisting local youth on March 14 at the Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro.

The event, administered by United Way of North Louisiana, offered area Jackson Parish high school students a glimpse into what it's like budgeting finances and payi...

February 7, 2019

Locally and across the country, the truck driving profession continues to be one of the highest in-demand jobs. However, there aren’t nearly enough people with commercial driver’s licenses to fill many positions.

Beginning this month area youth (ages 21-24) will have th...

January 31, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, representatives from Workforce Development Board 83 joined local officials to announce a $300,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to address the nursing shortage in Northeast Louisiana.

Workforce Developm...

April 23, 2018

On May 8th and May 9th, The NELA Healthcare Alliance will host a no cost Nursing Symposium to recognize the nurses of our region and give them an opportunity to share, learn, and provide the best care in our communities.

Where:  Monroe, Louisiana

The NELA Healthcare Alli...

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