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.

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Super Summer Institute

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Jump Start/CTE Super Summer Institute will be held July 7 – 11 in Lafayette at the South Louisiana Community College. The institute, co-hosted by Louisiana Department of Education, South Louisiana Community College, and Louisiana Community and Technical College System, will provide teacher certification training for Jump Start Industry-Based Certifications/Pathways: Appendix 3


The Department will pay for registration and training costs as well as lunch for secondary instructors during the institute.  Districts are responsible for all travel expenses associated with the institute. We have compiled a list of hotels that are offering a discounted rate.  Registration information will be available the week of April 21. Please direct all questions about the Super Summer Institute to 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.