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Jeff Lynn

Executive Director of Workforce Development Programs

No. 1 State Workforce Development Program

Recognized for its innovation, effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency, LED FastStart® is the nation's best state workforce training program, according to Business Facilities magazine.

“Probably the most notable statewide workforce-development initiative comes from Louisiana. Its FastStart programme, launched in 2008, helps companies recruit and train workers.” - The Economist

FastStart provides customized employee recruitment, screening, training development and training delivery for eligible, new or expanding companies — all at no cost. Based on a company's immediate and long-term workforce needs, the FastStart team crafts unique programs that ensure high-quality, flexible workers are prepared on day one and beyond.

The FastStart team includes dozens of experienced professionals from a range of businesses — manufacturing to corporate headquarters, digital media to customer support centers and R&D. Their experience includes:

  • 2D/3D Graphics Development
  • Curriculum Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership Instruction
  • Organization Development
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Recruitment and Selection Tactics
  • Social Media Campaign Implementation
  • Technical Instruction
  • Videography
  • Web Design
“The team that [FastStart] brought in here has been the highest professional — exceedingly capable and really felt like the group was vested in what we were trying to accomplish right along with us from the very start. The tools we’ve gotten so far have been top quality, very professional. Everything we’ve gotten from FastStart has met or exceeded what we had hoped to get.” - Paul Granberry, Senior Director and Head of North American Generics Operations
(2008-2012), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

FastStart has designed and delivered comprehensive workforce solutions for a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies, as well as high-tech companies funded by leading venture capital firms.

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