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.

2015 Jump Start Convention

The Department is pleased to announce the 2015 Jump Start Convention will be held Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Baton Rouge River Center from 8:00am – 3:30pm. Attendees should include Jump Start team members, High School Principals, Regional Economic Development Officers, Workforce Development Officers, and Industry leaders.

Register by January 12, 2015 here.

Please direct all questions about the Convention to JumpStart@la.gov.

Jump Start/CTE Training Opportunities

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

Additionally, the following 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/, clickhere 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)

Visit the Jump Start Career Education Library for more resources.

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