To assure that new and expanding businesses have a continuing pool of workers with the level of education and expertise required for their operations, area colleges and universities, vocational/technical schools and high schools all train entry-level personnel on a year-round basis. Schools at all levels are augmenting their general educational curriculum with programs explicitly designed to meet employment possibilities.

Community colleges are increasing their industry-specific training, and colleges and universities are developing partnerships with industry that involve human needs as well as technological development.

Higher Education

There are two 4-year universities and one 2-year college within an hour's drive of most of Jefferson Davis Parish. Doctoral degrees are available in the arts, sciences, engineering, medical, and legal fields.

4-Year Colleges and Universities Location Enrollment
McNeese State University Lake Charles 8,401
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette 16,571
2-Year Community College    
Louisiana State University at Eunice Eunice 2,880

Vocational/Technical Education

There are two state-funded and parish-supported regional technical institutes within proximity to Jefferson Davis Parish: SOWELA Technical Community College, with an enrollment of 1,396 people, in Calcasieu Parish, and the SOWELA Technical Community College - Morgan Smith Site with 336 students, in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Louisiana Spirits

Rum Distillery!

Bayou Rum's new state-of-the-art don't want to miss it!

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Leevac Shipyard

Gulf Island

Gulf Island Operations is a leading south Louisiana shipyard and ship builder.

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South Louisiana Rail Facility

Industrial Park

Southern Louisiana high-speed rail loading facility for rough rice and other grains.

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