Caddo Career & Technology Center, the technical and career education extension of Caddo Parish high schools, serves as a remote campus of area high schools to provide hands-on experience in three-hour blocks of instruction.
After high school, many students choose to continue their education in four-year colleges and universities, two-year technical and community colleges, apprenticeships, or enter the workforce as full-time employees. Through the involvement of key corporate and school leaders working with teachers and administrators, Caddo Career & Technology Center is working to deliver a world-class workforce.
A big part of technical education in Louisiana is Jump Start. Jump Start is Louisiana’s innovative career and technical education (CTE) program. Jump Start prepares students to lead productive adult lives, capable of continuing their education after high school while earning certifications in high-wage career sectors.
Students are required to attain industry-promulgated, industry-valued credentials in order to graduate with a Career Diploma. (Jump Start is an elective path for students pursuing a university-preparatory diploma.)
Schools receive the same accountability grade credit for preparing students for careers in high-demand job sectors as they do for students who achieve top academic honors.