Chancellor's Welcome

Jimmy Sawtelle


Welcome to CLTCC. We've been training the workforce of Central Louisiana since the 1930s, as a vo-tech, trade school, technical college, and now a technical and community college. Today, over 75 years later, we have become a comprehensive, two-year college with more than 25 academic and career training programs. Our programs are designed to prepare students to go directly into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

These are exciting times for all of Louisiana's community and technical colleges, as we further align our workforce with the needs of employers. The economic expansion forecast for Louisiana over the next five to ten years is unprecedented. Existing businesses are expanding their operations and new businesses are moving to our state, which means we must be prepared to respond to the demand for skilled laborers. Companies are investing resources to grow their businesses, and the skilled workers these companies will need is significant.  We encourage you to visit any of our five campus locations across Cenla. Thank you for choosing CLTCC for your educational and training needs. Let us know how we can assist in achieving your career and technical education goals.

Jimmy Sawtelle
Central Louisiana Technical Community College