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Job Market (2014)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-05-28

Duration: 00:57:56

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Economy | Employment | Workforce development


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Scott, Robert Travis Host
  • Culotta, John Interviewee
  • Moore, Bryan Interviewee
  • Kight, Leah Interviewee
  • Woodley, Sandra Interviewee
  • Lynch, Kenny Interviewee
  • Hibner, Lisa Speaker
  • Truitt, Keri Speaker
  • Wendt, Austin Speaker
  • Prasad, Aryanna Speaker
  • Myers, Wallace Speaker
  • Hobdy, Gerri Speaker
  • Campbell, Matt Speaker
  • Michelli, Jeremy Speaker
  • Kight, Leah Speaker
  • St. Rose, George Speaker
  • Gallo, Andrea Speaker
  • Gilley, Wendy Speaker
  • Gilley, James Speaker
  • Eysink, Curt Panelist
  • Holland, Tina Panelist
  • Bowser, Greg Panelist
  • Boudreaux, Noah Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from May 28, 2014, features Robert Travis Scott leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on the job market in Louisiana for new college graduates and veterans. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: John Culotta, process technology graduate; Bryan Moore of the Louisiana Workforce Commission; Leah Kight, computer science major; Sandra Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana System; and Kenny Lynch of the LWC veterans’ program. The audience members then discuss their views on the job market in Louisiana. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: Curt Eysink, the executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission; Dr. Tina Holland, the president of Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge; Greg Bowser, the executive vice president of the Louisiana Chemical Association; and Noah Boudreaux, the COO of Sparkhound IT Services Company. They discuss: their challenges; programs for veterans; their advice for new graduates; their advice for non-traditional students; how they recruit workers; workers making a career change; encouraging middle school and high school students to look into technical fields requiring two years of college; and the work of the state’s colleges and universities in preparing students for the types of jobs available in the state. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Robert Travis Scott