July 7, 2014 — Louisiana's new state program, Jump Start, is currently holding classes for instructors from all around the state. The instructors have come to SLCC's campus in Lafayette where school districts, colleges, and businesses are collaborating to provide career courses and workplace experience to high school students, certifying them for career fields most likely to lead to high wage jobs.
"Well Super Summer Institute has been a partnership effort with SLCC, but broader than SLCC, Louisiana's Community and technical college system for several years. What the institute provides is opportunity for instructors from around the state to attend training to complete their certification in critical work force areas that are primarily high wage and high demand for the state of Louisiana" said Louisiana Department of Eduacation's Lisa French.
SLCC's Conference Coordinator, Dianne Mandeville, said, "We have a weeks worth of training and we expect our instructors go out better prepared and there for it translates into our students being better prepared."
The Super Summer Institute is being held from July 7th-11th on SLCC's campus and is being co-hosted by Louisiana's Department of Education, South Louisiana Community College, and Louisiana Community and Technical College System. For more information visit www.louisianabelieves.com.