(MANDEVILLE, La.) – The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) and Chevron will present an examination of workforce development in energy, oil and gas on Sept. 22. Area business leaders interested in or involved with workforce development in St. Tammany are invited to attend.
Brenda Bertus, CEO of STEDF, said, “Strategic workforce development will determine whether we can support the prospective needs of business and industry in the coming years. These conversations help us identify those needs now, when we have the opportunity to plan for the future.”
The Sept. 22 installment of the STEDF Workforce Development Series will focus on high demand jobs in the fields of energy, oil and gas; expected skilled trade areas of focus; and workforce challenges, opportunities, strengths and needs.
Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn, programs manager for STEDF, said, “The conversations generated in our Workforce Development Series direct area business leaders on how best to prepare for expected trends in local industries. Together, we can anticipate the industry landscape and collaborate with our education partners to establish training programs for our future workforce.”
As the event sponsor, Chevron will provide a general overview of its operations in Covington.
“In St. Tammany Parish and across the Gulf, the energy industry remains a great place to start a career and run a business,” said Leah Brown, Interim Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager for Chevron. “The Northshore is home to our Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and many Chevron employees, and we are committed to economic development in the area. We are pleased to sponsor this informative event, and look forward to sharing some insight into our operations.”
The purpose of the STEDF Workforce Development Series is to share relevant workforce development information regarding St. Tammany, the Greater New Orleans region and the state of Louisiana with business leaders, community representatives and economic development partners in the area.
All events will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. in the STEDF conference room. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. To register for the event, please email .