Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Gov. Bobby Jindal and CGI executive Dr. James Peake have announced the company’s selection of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Research Park for the establishment of a technology center. The center is expected to create 400 direct jobs.
The technology center, which will become an anchor tenant of the park, will develop complex business and IT solutions for clients seeking services from a technology partner that shares a common time zone, language and understanding of client business operations. CGI selected Lafayette, LA, after a nearly two-year site-selection process during which many locations across the country were considered.
This latest project establishes another higher education investment to deliver a significantly higher number of graduates in computer science and related quantitative-intense fields for the company and other employers in the region. A key part of the project includes a state-funded, 10-year, $4.5 million higher education initiative led by UL Lafayette that will result in a tripling of the number of undergraduate degrees awarded annually by the university’s School of Computing and Informatics.
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