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SBDC to host Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute summer courses

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Small Business Development Center will host a series of classes this summer with the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute.

     Funded through Louisiana Economic Development, the institute assists small and emerging construction businesses. LCAI is now accepting applications for courses, which will be taught by industry leaders and will provide instruction on construction management and preparing for the General Contractors State Licensing Exam.

     LCAI sessions will be transmitted by compressed satellite video to Hammond and other locations around the state. They will cover topics such as bid processes, contract management, estimating, equipment and business management, scheduling, occupational safety, risk management, financial management, bonding and access to capital, certifications, entrepreneurship training, and Louisiana Contractor Licensing Exam Review.

     Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 10-Aug.16, 6-8 p.m. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $100, payable by money order or cashier's check.

     Applications are available at

     Applications should be submitted to Ruth Bolstridge by e-mail,, or fax, 225-342-6820, by July 5.

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