The Delgado Community College Workforce Development and Technical Education Unit is making waves in the technology education field by hosting two free and completely virtual technology programs "to help students secure positions and become more successful in the IT industry." Delgado can do this through their partnership with Generation, a nonprofit organization that trains people for professions that are in high demand, such as positions within the IT industry. Along with this program, there is also an opportunity for people to be hired as virtual instructors for the 12-week programs that are estimated to start on November 16.
The Delgado Community College Workforce Development and Technical Education Unit promotes development through strategies designed to maintain "a skilled workforce and enhance the quality of life on local, regional, national, and international levels." According to Workforce Development, these educational programs are key to meeting the needs of the community.
Krystal James, Delgado Community College Workforce Development and Technical Educational Manager, says "The coronavirus pandemic has caused many New Orleanians to be without work. We are proud to be able to do our part in bringing job opportunities back to the local economy through our partnership with Generation."
If you're interested in applying for the remote instructor positions, they have also laid out a set of expectations that they have for all potential candidates. Workforce Development is looking for candidates who are well versed in trends in digital marking or technology and are able to share that information with the students. Ideally, they would be looking for people with one or two years of experience in either technology or computer science and those who are comfortable communicating with large and small groups of people.
Delgado Community College's emphasis on the betterment of the local economy through both the production of jobs and offering free courses to the public is what is moving us towards being more community-minded.