• Work Ready Community

  • Work Ready Community

    The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is the lead organization for the Natchitoches Parish Leadership Team.  Tony Davis, Chamber President, has led this initiative locally with support from the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) and the Orchard Foundation, a subsidiary of the Rapides Foundation.

    Becoming a Certified Work Ready Community is tremendous for Natchitoches parish.  It not only provides a real, quantitative measurement of our workforce in several key areas, but also plays an integral role in connecting qualified applicants to jobs; reducing turnover at those jobs; and providing incentive for those potential employees to acquire an NCRC, thus adding to our quantitative measurement of workforce and related skill.

    Learn more about our partners via these links:

    • Work Ready Communities
      • National Overview of the ACT Work Ready Community program > here
      • Louisiana-specific information that covers the nine parish working towards this certification > here
      • Natchitoches Parish specific information and those employers supporting > here
    • "CenLa Workready" >  here


    Testing Dates for Work Keys

    • Friday 1-22-16 12:00 noon
    • Saturday 1-30-16  9:00am and 1:30 pm
    • Wednesday   2-3-16   11:30am
    • Friday 2-5-16  11:30 am
    • Friday 2-12-16  11:30 am
    • Saturday 2-20-16  8:30am  and 1:30 pm
    • Wednesday 2-14-16   1:30 pm
    • Friday 2-26-16  2:00 pm
    • Friday 3-4-16  1:30 pm
    • Saturday 3-5-16  8:30 am
    • Wednesday 3-9-16  1:30 pm


    Interested in testing?  Contact Barbara Leach at (318) 357-3145 or at bleach@lwc.la.gov.