Education & Training

You can gauge the vitality of a region by its commitment to education. Here in Hammond, we value the impact that higher learning and workforce training has on developing innovative, knowledge-based industries with an eye on the future.

Whether you’re looking to offer employees unlimited educational and training opportunities, or are in search of skilled workers to join your team, Hammond Delivers.

K-12 Education

Hammond has implemented magnet and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs within its school system to encourage student excellence and foster diversity. Below you’ll find a list of schools and their respective magnet programs.

Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori School

Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Magnet/IB Programs: Montessori

Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School

Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Magnet/IB Programs: Primary Years Programme, Fine & Performing Arts

Hammond Junior High Magnet School

Grades: Pre-K - 8th
Programs: STEM

Hammond High Magnet School

Grades: 9th - 12th
Programs:International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Medical Magnet Program

Hammond High Magnet School provides an International Baccalaureate program along with specialized programs in medical, robotics, and culinary fields.

Universities and Colleges

Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU)

Southeastern is the third largest public university in the state, made up of five colleges with 18 academic programs offering over 60 degree programs.  

With Southeastern in your backyard, your employees have access to a wide range of educational opportunities, including degrees in Supply Chain Management; Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment; Industrial Technology; Engineering Technology; and much more.

Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC)

Partnering with Northshore Technical Community College will give your employees the opportunity to further their education and training at an institution wholly focused on launching and advancing students’ careers. Northshore Technical Community College awards associates degrees, technical diplomas and industry-based certifications.

Its unique Workforce Development Training Program allows you to create customized training and certification programs to enhance the skills of your existing workforce as well as attract potential new employees.

Compass Career College

Compass Career College is a vocational school concentrating on the fields of Allied Health, Practical Nursing, Welding, and Cosmetology. Compass Career College is heralded for its practical approach to education by offering cutting edge experiences designed to help graduates carve their own career path.

Petra College

Petra College focuses on certifications in three tracks: Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Phlebotomist.

Hammond Delivers a Highly-Skilled Workforce

Hammond is home to some of Louisiana’s most prized educational institutions. The region’s highly skilled and educated workforce provides a deep talent pool that makes our region the ideal location for any business looking to grow and thrive.