The M.J. Foster Promise Program, which provides financial assistance to adults who would like to earn credentials to get a job in a high-demand area is once again accepting applications. Special Program Specialist Brittany Theriot says the program provides multiple training options.
“Certain programs that fall under IT, healthcare, construction, transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing. All of those sectors that I just mentioned align with Louisiana workforce priority.”
Applicants must be adults 21 and older and possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent to qualify. Theriot points out that applicants will attend two-year schools.
“Like schools with the LCTCS, LSU Eunice, and Southern Shreveport. And we also have about thirty-four approved proprietary schools that students can attend as well.”
A full-time student will be awarded $3,200 per award year and can receive the maximum of $6,400 in one year for certain high-cost programs. During its initial year, more than 6,000 people applied. Theriot says anyone who is interested should apply now.
“We’re really excited and we hope that interested applicants go ahead and take that next step and apply for the program.”
Interested applicants should apply at mjfosterpromise.com.