PHOENIX, AZ - September 5, 2017
The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) presented the 2017 Innovation in Regulation Award
to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors on August 30, 2017, at the association’s 55th Annual Conference at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
NASCLA created this national award to recognize a state member who has showcased innovation, creativity and excellence for the purpose of maintaining fair and balanced regulation of the construction industry. Michael McDuff, Executive Director with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, accepted the award.
In early 2016, the Louisiana Economic Development (LED)
, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC)
and Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)
identified a need to assist small construction companies with building a solid foundation for business growth and success. This innovative program was designed to help Louisiana's small businesses prepare for the business and law portion of the contractors’ exam, while building a better understanding of the construction industry. Topics covered included the bid process; contract management; estimating; equipment management; occupational safety; risk management; bonding; financial and business management among others.
Thus far, LCAI has produced 243 and 149 graduates in both the fall and spring courses through live, interactive distance learning at thirteen (13) locations throughout the state. The success of this program is a product of the strong collaboration and communication within the partnership, the leveraging of technology, and a considerable demand for this particular subject matter.
“The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute is an outstanding example of teamwork and partnership” stated Michael McDuff, Executive Director, of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.
For more information on the NASCLA Innovation in Regulation Award, please visit our website at www.nascla.org/page/NationalAwards
or contact the association office at (623) 587-9354.