About WISE

It is no secret that Louisiana is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, and with the current influx of business and industry, this trend is expected to continue for years to come! In fact, Louisiana is already on the brink of an economic boost, and a vast number of employment opportunities for its citizens have become a reality. Higher education and business and industry are working together through the Workforce Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) plan to meet the current and future employment demands of this state.

The WISE Plan is specifically targeted to advance Louisiana to national competitiveness. This plan seeks to strategically align new investments in higher education with the workforce needs of the exciting and emerging growth sectors in our economy. The WISE Plan also seeks a stronger partnership with Louisiana’s business and industry leaders through an industry matching program that will spur private investment in public universities and colleges statewide.