Developing Career Opportunities

Durango Works Corp.


Durango Works specializes in manufacturing, petrochemical, energy/ energy efficiency, telecommunication, construction, IT, transportation, and allied healthcare.   Durango Works also has a unique niche for developing career opportunities for BIPOC populations, returning military, youth aging out of foster care, adult& juvenile ex-offenders, and individuals in need of basic skills development.


Years Experience

About Us

Girard J. Melancon, Ph.D.

DURANGO WORKS CORP. President/ Founder (May 2022-)


Nationally recognized workforce consultant, assisting the postsecondary education sectors to build effective workforce programs in the alternative energy sector, manufacturing sector, petrochemical sector, transportation sector, and various construction sectors. A focus on programs that are able to recruit, train, employ, and future-proof individuals that have been economically marginalized.


In addition to his executive experience, Dr. Melancon has recently served as president of the largest national community college workforce development institute in the United States, called the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE).

Servant-Leader for Business and Industry

Dr. Melancon has the passion and track record for being the ideal servant-leader for business and industry, state and local government, and federal policymakers.

Current Projects

Director for the National Green Job Advisory Council funded by a Large National Foundation, BIPOC workforce development, alternative energy, HVAC technology, electric vehicles, energy transmission, and green construction

Lead consultant for a global leader in Hydrogen Production workforce project development in Sacramento, CA

Lead consultant for a national foundation to develop solutions to advance racial equity in manufacturing   

Consultant for an east coast community college system to help their workforce realignment with business and industry 

Lead consultant for a prominent Baton Rouge nonprofit, workforce program assessment, and design 

Specializing in Program Development



Energy/ Energy Efficiency



Allied Health

Information Technology