Morgan City- South Louisiana Community College’s Maritime Water Survival Training program received a generous donation of ten coveralls from LAPCO Manufacturing, Inc. The coveralls will allow students to experience wearing wet clothing in the case of a helicopter accident over water.
“LAPCO Manufacturing, Inc. is honored to partner with South Louisiana Community College. Through this partnership, we are able to assist in training our community in the needed skills for industry”, stated Cindy Nobles of LAPCO.
Industry partners are essential to creating and maintaining training programs to prepare students to obtain a variety of documents, licenses, and endorsements issued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Communications Commission including Safety Training. Donations such as the one provided by LAPCO Manufacturing In. make it possible to build a better workforce for South Louisiana.
Anthony Baham, Dean of Maritime and Continuing Education for SLCC’s Corporate College added, “The coveralls are a necessary requirement for the water survival. These are similar to what is being worn in the offshore industry.”
The college offers 8-hour Single and Multi-egress Water Survival courses (classroom and lab) to prepare students traveling on a helicopter for the varying ditchings that may occur. Students learn basic water survival skills along with an awareness level of swing rope and basket transfers. Classes are offered at SLCC’s Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City.
SLCC’s Maritime Water Survival Training is offered through the Corporate College division. South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) created the Corporate College in 2015 to offer continuing education courses, leisure learning programs, and customized training for businesses across 10 campuses. Short-term training programs to prepare community members to meet the demands of area businesses is their focus.
For more information about SLCC’s Maritime Water Survival Training program, please contact SLCC’s Corporate College at 985-372-6247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.