CapturePoint Solutions Co-sponsors “Capturing Better Futures” Initiative
CapturePoint Solutions LLC (CPS) is excited to co-sponsor the Vernon Parish School Board “Capturing Better Futures” Initiative, which will offer career training and job opportunities open to students from all nine Vernon Parish, Louisiana high schools. The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) is also co-sponsoring the initiative, joining with CPS to update a classroom and training workspace at Leesville High School and provide instructors, materials, and transportation to train students on pipeline construction and maintenance, steamfitting, and pipelaying. Students who successfully complete the high school Career Training and Education (CTE) program and meet other eligibility requirements will be able to join the UA’s Registered Apprenticeship Program after graduation.
The Vernon Parish School Board “Capturing Better Futures” program is a community economic and environmental justice initiative aligned with the updated federal Section 45Q tax rules, which authorize enhanced tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) projects that pay prevailing wages and employ apprentices from federally registered programs. The CPS Central Louisiana Regional Carbon Storage Hub, which has the potential to be one of the premier onshore carbon sequestration sites in the nation, includes deep underground pore space beneath portions of Vernon Parish.