The City of Slidell, Louisiana State University (LSU), University of New Orleans (UNO), and Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC), announced the reopening of the Slidell Regional Education Center (SREC) on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Slidell Mayor Cromer was joined by representatives from LSU, UNO, NTCC and other public officials.
“We are fortunate to able to open the Slidell Regional Education Center again,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “SREC is important for our community as it educates our future work force and provides opportunities for our citizens to grow and enrich themselves.”
SREC originally opened in 2017 with LSU and UNO both offering professional development, continuing education courses, workshops, seminars and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes in Slidell. The facility closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and recently underwent a renovation.
“We are excited about reopening SREC with an expanded partnership, as NTCC joins LSU and UNO as the education providers,” said Mark Stahl, with Gulfcoast Regional Education and Training Consortium. “Also, we want to thank Mayor Cromer and the City of Slidell for their support and for remodeling the facility during the pandemic. The City of Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, and the regional business communities will all benefit.”
SREC is a collaborative partnership between LSU, UNO, and NTCC, with support from the City of Slidell and the Slidell Economic Development Alliance.
“The hope to grow and expand SREC in the future, so that our university partners can offer for-credit and master-level classes,” said Mayor Cromer. “I would like to thank Mark Stahl who has been instrumental in getting SREC started; our education partners LSU, UNO and NTCC; Slidell Economic Development Alliance for their support; and all of our Team Slidell members who had a role in making this project happen.”
LSU, UNO, NTCC and OLLI will begin offering classes this spring. Visit pace.uno.edu/srec/pace.uno.edu/srec/ to sign up and see the list of all the classes being offered.
The Slidell Regional Education Center is located at 1050 Gause Blvd. at the City of Slidell Business Campus across from Slidell Memorial Hospital.
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