Entergy Awards $1 Million in Workforce Development Grants

The New Orleans-based energy company Entergy has announced a major investment, $1 million in shareholder dollars to support local workforce development training such as coding bootcamps and engineering programs.

The latest grant announcement is part of a $5 million commitment over the next five years, covering the four states Entergy services.

All parties involved in the announcement–Entergy, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and others–recognize that local workforce development training programs are necessary to meet the needs of the state’s rapid economic growth.

“Entergy’s investment in the development of Louisiana’s workforce speaks volumes about the value this company places in our state and in our people,” said Gov. Edwards. “The combination of a skilled workforce and good paying jobs will ensure a vibrant future for Louisiana.

Find out about each grant recipient below (in alphabetical order):

  • Delgado Community College – $100,000
  • Jobs for America’s Graduates of Louisiana – $75,000
  • Louisiana Construction Education Foundation – $100,000
  • Louisiana Economic Development – $500,000
  • Operation Spark – $169,000
  • Orleans Parish Criminal District Court – $75,000

Operation Spark is planning to fund its Software Design and Engineering Immersion Course with the grant, a three-month program that provides students with intensive instruction to prepare them for software engineering jobs.

Further details about how each organization plans to use the grants are available here.