Livingston Parish Schools Offering Night Classes in Career Tech Education Program

Livingston Parish Schools Offering Night Classes in Career Tech Education Program
Posted on 08/09/2018
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Livingston Parish Schools Offering Night Classes

in Career Tech Education Program

Registration Deadline August 14

 

LIVINGSTON, La. – Livingston Parish Public Schools is offering free Career Tech Education night classes for high school credit during the Fall 2018 semester to students who are seeking industry certifications or hope to gain valuable skills as part of their education.

Those classes include:

  • Flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Level 1 (1.0 Credit)

Aug. 16 – Dec. 4, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. at Walker High School

 

  • Baking & Pastry (1.0 Credit)

Aug. 16 – Dec. 4, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. at Denham Springs High School

 

  • NCCER Electrical II, Level 2 (1.0 Credit)

*Students must have completed NCCER Electrical, Level 1 to enroll

Aug. 21 – Dec. 13, Tuesday & Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Live Oak High School

 

  • Operation Spark, Level 1 (0.5 Credit)

Aug. 30 – Dec. 13, Thursdays, Time TBA at the Literacy & Technology Center

 

The deadline for registration for all classes is Aug. 14.  All registrations must be completed online at https://tinyurl.com/ya6kqclk or through a mobile device via the QR Code on the program flier.

 

Supervisor of Instruction Jody Purvis said the fall program is open to students who are seeking a TOPS University diploma or a Career Tech diploma.

 

“These classes offer our students a great opportunity to explore their interests in a Career Tech Education course that they may not be able to fit into their regular class schedule,” Purvis said.  “Students can use these classes to advance their certifications and experience toward an industry-based diploma, or they can simply gain valuable life skills.

 

“This is really a great way to blend academics with our Career Tech Education program,” he said.

 

Purvis said the program is a part of the district’s Jump Start program.  More than 100 high schoolers enrolled in Jump Start classes over the summer, earning credit and industry certifications in carpentry, electrical, welding, computer programming, medical assistant and ProStart culinary classes.

 

Purvis said the program is part of a $2.8 million statewide initiative to offer career-focused classes to students.  Forty-six school districts across the state participated in Jump Start Summer, enrolling about 1,900 students.

 

“All our Jump Start classes offer our students a great opportunity to gain true work experience as part of their preparation for post-secondary careers or continued education,” Purvis said.  “Our program is broadly supported by our local businesses and industry groups.  In addition to the training, our students gain valuable networking and job shadowing opportunities through these programs.”

 

Purvis noted that students who are taking advantage of these summer and night class offerings are making themselves eligible for higher level courses, and thus greater training and experience, during the regular semester schedules.


“This really gives our students an opportunity to get a jump start on the career path they want to take after high school,” he said. 


FALL 2018--Night Classes

Notice of Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill

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