Southern University at Shreveport has received over $1.1 million in performance-based grants from the state to spur workforce, aerospace and entrepreneurial programs.

Louisiana Economic Development awarded $750,000 for new information technology initiatives; $175,000 for the new Milam Street Kitchen Incubator & Community Kitchen; $125,000 for facility improvements in the Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Program; and $85,000 for advancement of LED’s Small and Emerging Business Development Program at the campus.

The largest funding initiative will establish the Center for Excellence in Computer Information Systems at the campus, which recently began collaborating with industry partners on curricula that will prepare students for software and information technology careers, a news release said. A lead manager and faculty for computer information systems will be recruited. The funding also will enhance classroom equipment and software and establish professional certification programs for industry partners.

For more information about the project, visit LED’s website.

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