Jump Start - Career Education

Jump Start is the state’s new program for school districts, colleges, and businesses to collaborate in providing career courses and workplace experiences to high school students, certifying them for the career fields most likely to lead to high-wage jobs.

Jump Start will be an elective path for students pursuing a university-preparatory diploma, and a required path for students pursuing a Career Diploma.

Jump Start will ensure students access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and professionals to prepare during their high school schedules for careers in Louisiana’s high-growth job sectors.  Regional Jump Start teams will identify career opportunities important specifically to each region of the state, for which students may earn industry credentials. By offering credentials that give graduates a leg up in Louisiana’s economy of today and tomorrow, Jump Start will prepare our high school graduates for a productive adulthood.

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The Louisiana Department of Education has also compiled a Jump Start/CTE Industry Based Certification (IBC) Training Guide, which includes 3rd party training opportunities in areas that will not be offered at 2014 Super Summer Institute.

Additionally, the following summer professional development opportunities are available for CTE teachers needing to take the Career and Technical Trade and Industrial Education (CTTIE) new instructor course. The course will be offered by the following providers:

  • Calcasieu Parish: Contact Mr. Roger Creel at roger.creel@cpsb.org (Cost: $150)

  • The Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE): Visit their website at http://lrceteach.org/, click here for more information on the workshop, or contact Ms. Jaime Finane by e-mail at jaimef@lrce.org. (Cost: $350 + $65 application fee)

  • IteachLOUISIANA: Visit their website. (Cost: $3000.00 - contact iTeach directly to discuss payment options)

2014 Jump Start Super Summer Institute Evaluation Survey

All participants of 2014 Jump Start Super Summer Institute are asked to complete a brief eight question survey. To access the survey, please click here. Your feedback by Wednesday, July 22, 2014 will ensure the continued success of the Jump Start Super Summer Institute. For questions and/or information requests, please contact JumpStart@la.gov.

Visit the Jump Start Career Education Library for more resources.

To view the regional Jump Start Forum held in Baton Rouge on January 21, 2014, please click here.

For questions or comments, please email JumpStart@la.gov.