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Celebrating Success: Dr. Jayda Spillers’ first year as NLTCC Chancellor

by Minden Press-Herald

By: Kelsey Meshell- NLTCC

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orthwest Louisiana Technical Community College (NLTCC) looks back on a successful year led by Dr. Jayda Spillers, who celebrated her first anniversary as chancellor at the start of the year. Throughout 2023, NLTCC has experienced significant growth and success.

One standout achievement this year was the successful launch of the New Lineman Certification Program in collaboration with AEP SWEPCO. This program has gained significant traction, offering students valuable skills and career opportunities. To support eligible students participating in the program, the Gulf Research Program has awarded NLTCC the Workforce Development for the Energy Transition grant.

In November of 2023, NLTCC also received a grant from the Lumina Foundation’s “Tell Your Story” project, which will be used for the design and creation of a school mascot and rural campus signage, which will foster a stronger sense of community and identity.

NLTCC’s commitment to community partnerships under Dr. Spillers’ leadership is evident in new collaborations between the Automotive Technology program and the Shreveport Fire and Police departments. The partnership aims to increase the pool of qualified automotive technicians within the city departments. Students in the last six months of their training will have the opportunity to work in these city automotive shops that serve the Fire and Police Departments. 

In addition to these accomplishments, NLTCC underwent various physical transformations in 2023, with renovations still ongoing at the Shreveport campus. The LPN program has expanded to now include an Associate Degree in Practical Nursing, and the Mansfield campus is one step closer to expanding its nursing wing.    

In Fall 2023, NLTCC introduced the Industrial Maintenance Technology Program at both the Mansfield and Shreveport Campuses. This addition of new programs aligns with the college’s commitment to providing diverse educational opportunities that meet industry needs.

Another significant milestone for NLTCC was the successful visit from the Council on Occupational Education (COE), paving the way for reaccreditation. NLTCC also achieved reaccreditation with ATMAE for the Industrial Instrumentation & Electrical Technology programs. ATMAE accreditation plays an important role in ensuring the high quality and industry relevance of NLTCC’s programs, which provide the college with recognized credentials that enhance students’ career prospects.

To further support its journey, NLTCC has now established a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation to support students’ workforce endeavors and other college initiatives. Those interested will be able to donate to the school’s foundation online at Nltcc.edu.

In her reflections on these milestone accomplishments, Dr. Spillers has shared her excitement for the upcoming year, expressing her determination to achieve the college’s 2030 goals. These goals include producing more student completers, expanding workforce opportunities, growing all programs, taking the next step toward SASCOC accreditation, and providing students with more credentials of value. 

To learn more about the college and its programs, visit nltcc.edu or facebook.com/goNLTCC/.

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