Tops-Tech Early Start (TTES) Training Providers  

A TOPS-Tech Early Start Award may be used to fund any technical or applied course leading to an Industry-Based Certification, a Certificate of Applied Science, and a Certificate of Technical Sciences offered at a Louisiana Public or nonpublic postsecondary education institution or by any Louisiana training provider recognized by the Louisiana Workforce and approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education when such certification or certificate is approved by the Workforce Investment Council.

The TOPS Tech Early Start award provides up to $600 per academic year for any eligible 11th or 12th grade student attending a Louisiana PUBLIC high school who wishes to concurrently enroll for up to six credit hours per semester in order to pursue certification in an Eligible Program at a public or nonpublic college or an approved training provider.

TOPS Tech Early Start Training Provider Application for 2023-2024 school year

Application Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline – November 1, 2022
  • BESE Approval – January 17, 2023

Student Eligibility

BESE approved TOPS-Tech Early Start (TTES) Training Providers

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