Venture Global, Delgado kick off ‘Will to Skill’ program


Venture Global LNG Inc. launched its Will to Skill program in Plaquemines Parish this month, providing students the opportunity to earn a national certification through at Delgado Community College.

The first class of 19 students will receive training for the National Center for Construction Education and Research, or NCCER, Electrical Level 1 certification. This training program is fully funded by a grant from Venture Global LNG and is exclusively designed for Plaquemines Parish residents. All training will take place at facilities in Plaquemines Parish and at no cost to program participants.

In addition to the partnership with Delgado Community College, Venture Global has also teamed up with the Plaquemines Parish School Board and the Plaquemines Parish government to help plan, promote and implement the Will to Skill program. To ensure maximum accessibility and flexibility, students were able to choose to attend either the 12-week night class at the Plaquemines Parish Learning Center in Port Sulphur or the 9-week day class at the Plaquemines Parish Government Complex in Belle Chasse.

Venture Global hopes to extend the program to include a second class later this year, and to potentially broaden the program to include courses in additional high-demand trades.

Venture Global LNG co-CEOs Mike Sabel and Bob Pender said the company hopes these training opportunities in Plaquemines Parish will provide both technical and soft skills so students can successfully compete in the job market.