St. Bernard Parish has Highest Population Growth Percentage in State

According to the latest U.S. Census estimates released March 26, 2015, St. Bernard Parish's population grew by 2.4% adding 1.029 residents from July 2013-July 2014. The 2.4% increase represents the highest population growth in Louisiana. St. Bernard is also the fastest growing parish in Louisiana over the past four years with a 23.7% increase, representing 8,512 residents added.

Nunez Fast Track PTEC

Nunez Community College in Chalmette will begin offering a Process Technology Fast Track program designed to help those with an associate's degree or higher attain the Associates of Applied Science degree in Process Technology in 16 weeks.

Process Technology is a high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand profession with beginning salaries of over $50,000. Most PTEC positions involve working onsite at various manufacturing or processing facilities.