IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: JUMP START SUMMERS PROGRAM PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH PAID JOB TRAINING, ATTRACTS MEDIA ATTENTION

Jul 30, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. -  The Louisiana Department of Education's summer initiative to strengthen career and technical education has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, attracting attention from local, state and national media.
 
Nearly 2,000 high school students across Louisiana have spent their summer vacations earning academic credit, engaging in workplace-based learning and attaining critical industry-based credentials, all while earning a wage, as part of the Jump Start Summers program. The innovative program, now in its second year, engaged 46 partners to provide coursework and hands-on workplace experiences to students in career fields ranging from trade skills to hospitality to coding.
 
On Friday, July 27, Louisiana Public Broadcasting highlighted the Jump Start Summers welding program in Assumption Parish on an episode of "The State We're In." Watch it now.
 
Among the other headlines:
 
 

 
 

 

Paid summer internships available for St. John students to earn credits (L'Observateur)

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