Southeastern NEWS Southeastern Louisiana University Public Information Office SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402 504/549-2341/fax 504-549-2061 firstname.lastname@example.org www.selu.edu/NewsEvents Date: 01/26/98 Contact: Sherri Encar 119 FREE CONTRACTORS SEMINAR HELD ON SLU CAMPUS HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University s Small Business Development Center will sponsor, along with the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, a series of free seminars from the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute for construction contractors. The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute has organized classes to train and update contractors in the following areas: bonding, estimating, reading blue prints, planning and organization, financial management, equipment management, contract management, risk management, the bid process, scheduling, safety, general contractors state licensing preparation, communications, conflict resolution and contractors exam review. Upon graduation from the above courses, qualified businesses are eligible for grant assistance and/or surety bond guarantee assistance. The series of seminars will be held on Southeastern s campus in the Charles E. Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 250. The classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (four classes end at 9:30 p.m.). Classes start Feb. 2 and continue through April 1, excluding Mardi Gras week, Feb. 23-25. A complimentary light supper will be served each night at 6 p.m. Southeastern s Small Business Development Center encourages all construction contractors to attend these free seminars. For more information call the Small Business Development Center at (504) 549-3831.