Students get a jump start on careers this summer

Webster Parish Schools, along with the Louisiana Department of Education, has expanded its Jump Start program by participating in the Jump Start Summers initiative.

“This initiative allows Webster Parish high school students the opportunity to earn academic credit toward a Jump Start Career Diploma, engage in workplace-based learning through job shadowing and/or internship opportunities, attain critical state industry-based credentials, all while earning a wage during the upcoming summer months,” said a press release from Webster Parish Schools.

The programs will last an average of four to eight weeks and serve a total of 43 students in the areas of welding and health care.

In an earlier press release, State Superintendent John White said, “Workplace-based learning provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to master essential workplace behaviors and communication skills, while making their academic schoolwork more relevant. This is true for all students — those who are university-bound, as well as those who are career-focused.”

Click here to read the entire press release published on the Minden Press-Herald website. 

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