Available Workforce for the Energy Industry

As a legacy producer and service provider to the energy industry, Louisiana offers tremendous intellectual capital that can be leveraged to manufacture critical components, develop technology or optimize service operations critical to all energy industries.

Investments in Higher Education Support Workforce

New investors in the state can be sure of Louisiana’s continued workforce growth because the state is making strategic investments in higher education to meet the future needs of industries. Research centers and universities throughout the state fuel innovation and provide skilled workers for energy companies. A number of Louisiana universities graduate new chemical engineers each semester, including the Louisiana State University (LSU) and University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). Additionally, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Southern University, Tulane University and UL Lafayette all have specific programs and research strengths related to the energy industry.

LSU is the only university in North America where future petroleum engineers can get hands-on training in well control by working at a full-scale research and training facility. The Petroleum Engineering Research & Technology Transfer Laboratory — also commonly referred to as the Well Facility — is an industrial-scale facility with full-scale equipment and instrumentation related to borehole technology.

LED FastStart Delivers Customized Workforce Solutions

LED FastStart®, the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program, creates customized workforce recruitment, screening and training solutions. FastStart works with eligible new and expanding Louisiana-based operations to ensure that companies have a highly qualified, trained workforce from day one — all at no cost to the company. FastStart has designed and delivered customized workforce solutions for a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies across multiple industry sectors. In particular, the team has managed hundreds of workforce programs in multiple states for leading companies like Danos, Halliburton, Curole Marine Contractors and many others.