LSU to play central role in providing DXC tech workers
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in November that DXC Technology, a global technology company, would create a “digital transformation center” in the Central Business District in New Orleans. The company plans to bring 2,000 jobs to the Crescent City starting in January 2018, and continuing throughout 2024. LSU is one of several colleges and universities in the state gearing up to meet the workforce demand.
To meet this demand for employees, $25 million of Louisiana's estimated $120 million in economic incentives for DXC will fund higher education to expand the number of degrees awarded annually in "STEM-related studies," which include computer science, management, science, technology, engineering and math.
In a released statement, LSU President F. King Alexander stated the university is pleased to be part of the partnership investing in higher education and the state's workforce. He stressed that a partnership like this "is a win for the entire state."
According to The Times-Picayune, that initiative would fund faculty and curriculum over five years in a manner that makes it the state's largest single higher-education investment in a private-sector workforce partnership.
City officials said DXC will hire 300 workers by the end of 2018, and that their average salaries will be $63,000 to start before it rises to $73,000 as hiring continues. DXC is seeking software developers and engineers as well as workers for project management and administration jobs.
This article was adapted from an article by The Times-Picayune. For the full story, please visit http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2017/11/uno_lsu_work_with_dxc_technolo.html.