Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has degrees from Brown University and Oxford, but now he can add an honorary degree from the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to his résumé.
Jindal was awarded the honorary degree in applied science in industrial maintenance technology in recognition of his efforts to enhance career and technical education and workforce development in Louisiana.
“For years, Governor Jindal has led the charge to make Louisiana one of the most competitive states in the nation for workforce development, education, and economic expansion,” LCTCS President Monty Sullivan said in a statement. “His commitment to keep Louisiana talent in Louisiana is paying dividends each year, as our graduates are earning more money and participating in the state’s vibrant economy. Presenting him with this honorary degree is our way of thanking him for what he has done for our students and the advancement of community and technical colleges.”
Industrial maintenance technology is one of LCTCS’ seven high-demand, high-wage programs aligned with the state’s most in demand occupations. The others are computer science, construction crafts, electrician, engineering technology, finance and accounting and welding.