NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 11 a.m., Verizon presented a $100,000 grant to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL) in support of its various workforce and enrichment programs available in New Orleans and throughout the state.
While the Hispanic population of Louisiana continues to grow, it remains vastly underserved. The HCCL is taking a leadership role in making New Orleans and Louisiana a more inclusive community and state, one that is open to diversification. One of the HCCL‘s most important efforts to encourage this change is the expansion of its Bilingual Workforce Training and Business Development Program and the Financial Capacity Building Series. The Bilingual Workforce Training and Business Development Program (BWTDP) is the only web-based bilingual soft skills workforce training program in Louisiana. This center provides numerous services with personalized assistance in Spanish and English.
Verizon has joined forces with HCCL to help build programming focused on digital literacy, technology workforce development, and STEM education to prepare more people for meaningful careers in a digitized workforce. Verizon‘s vision is that such partnerships will help to reduce social disadvantages, increase economic equity for all, and offer opportunities for program participants to improve their financial lives and those of generations to come. For more information about the program, visit hccl.biz.