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Office of workforce development

The Workforce Development Office supports school and district level teams by developing and cultivating workforce initiatives that increase the number of students earning industry-based credentials, technical degrees, and associate’s degrees.

For more information, please see our Office Website

Ben Necaise, Associate Superintendent of Workforce Development

2101 Lobdell Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 412-1663

Office of workforce development programs

Adult Education

Adult Education

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Adult and Continuing Education Program provides education opportunities for adult learners that will help them succeed at work, home, and in their communities. 

The program is the 5th largest program in the state and the largest K-12 provider in the state. The program is ranked among the Top 10 best performing programs in the State of Louisiana. The program currently operates 12 adult learning centers, one ESL/civics/citizenship program, and one High School Equivalency Testing Center. The program serves more than 2,200 adults each year. Additional services include: pre-employment test prep, workplace safety certification courses and CPR/First Aid certification courses. The program is expanding its services to include online course options and computer-based testing for the high school equivalency exam.

 

Adult Learning Centers

Baker Learning Center
Miracle Place Church Complex
2034 Main Street
Baker, LA 70714

Monday – Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm and 5:00pm – 8:00pm
(225) 775-8159

Lead Teacher: Ms. J. Tynes

ESL/Civics – McAuliffe Center – *Pre-Registration Required*
12000 Goodwood Blvd.
Baker, LA 70714

Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 12:30pm and 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Office Hours: Friday | 8:00am – 11:30am
(225) 226-7631

Lead Teacher: Ms. D. Launey

FYSC Learning Center
Family and Youth Service Center
1120 Government Street, Room C-210
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 12:30pm
(225) 239-7814

Lead Teacher: Mrs. J. Dyer

McAuliffe Learning Center
12000 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Monday – Thursday | 9:30am – 8:00pm
(225) 226-7631

Lead Teacher: Ms. C. Gamble

McKinley Learning Center
McKinley Alumni Center
1520 Thomas Delpit Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tuesday – Thursday | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
(225) 383-7661

Lead Teacher: Ms. T. Chew

Rosenwald Learning Center
2611 Dayton Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Monday – Thursday | 9:00am – 1:00pm
(225) 355-8678

Lead Teacher: Mr. L. North

Scotlandville Learning Center
Family Values Resource Center/North Baton Rouge Women’s Help Center
7515 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 12:30pm
(225) 356-1101

Lead Teacher: Mr. M. Ferris

Satellite Adult Learning Centers

Family Road Learning Center
323 East Airport Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Tuesday & Thursday | 9:00a – 12:00p
Wednesday | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
(225) 201-8888

Lead Teacher: Ms. D. James

LSU Learning Center
Kirby Smith Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00pm – 6:00pm
(225) 578-8419

Lead Teacher: Mr. M. Ferris

Residential Adult Learning Centers (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Cenikor Learning Center
2414 Bunker Hill Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 218-1960

Lead Teacher: Mr. M. Ferris

EBR Parish Prison Learning Center
2867 General Isaac Smith 
Scotlandville, LA 70807

(225) 355-3311

Lead Teacher: Ms. R. Morgan

 

GED/HiSET Information & Dates

Please note that pre-registration is required. Contact the Baker, McAuliffe, or Rosenwald Adult Learning Center or visit www.hiset.ets.org for additional HiSET registration information.

Hight School Equivalency Information

Beginning January 1, 2014, the Louisiana High School Equivalency diploma will be based on the HiSET test from Educational Testing Service (ETS) instead of the GED test.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who are at least 19 years of age or older are eligible to take the test without enrolling in Adult Education or passing a qualifying test. Individuals who are 16, 17, and 18 years of age must achieve qualifying scores on the HiSET Official Practice Test AND have an authorized agent complete the Louisiana Authorization Form prior to testing.

Individuals who are 17 and 18 years old must:

-Provide documentation of withdrawal from K-12 system
-Enroll in an approved adult education class
-Pass the Official High School Equivalency Practice Test

Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old must meet the above criteria in addition to one of the following:

-Pregnant or parenting
-Incarcerated or adjudicated
-Institutionalized or living in a residential facility
-Have chronic physical or mental illness
-Family or economic hardship

Individuals 15 years or younger are not allowed to take the high school equivalency test or enroll in classes at a WRU Literacy Provider.

Individuals may earn a High School Equivalency diploma by passing an exam that verifies that they have gained the knowledge equivalent to accepted high school standards. The tests on the exam cover English language arts and reading, English language arts and writing, math, science, and social studies.

Registration is now available for qualified individuals. Visit an Adult Learning Center to register for the test or go to www.hiset.ets.org to register.

Steps to Schedule a HiSet Testing Appointment

Step 1: Before scheduling your appointment, view the requirements for taking the HiSET exam in Louisiana. You need to agree that you meet these eligibility requirements when schedule to take the HiSET exam. 

Step 2: Find a testing center near you.

Step 3: Schedule your appointment

If you have any questions, please call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSet (1-855-694-4738).

Registration/Test Fees

Paper-delivered tests: $21 ($15 ETS fee, $6 test center fee)
Computer-delivered tests $16.75 ($10.75 ETS fee, $6 test center fee)

-A $10 annual state administration fee will be collected when you register for your first sub-test; this is an annual fee and will be collected once eery 12 months
-You will receive two retests per sub-test; however, you must pay the $6 test center fee each time you take a sub-test

Please log in to your HiSET account or call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-MyHiSet (1-855-694-4738) for more information.

Fees payable by debit or credit card (American Express®, MasterCard®, Discover®, VISA®, and JCB), PayPal®, or eCheck.

For more information on fees and refunds, visit the “Test Takers” page at www.hiset.ets.org.

Who can enroll? How old do I have to be?

Adult Education services are offered to anyone 18 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a K-12 program. Anyone completing the Youth Challenge Program or a home school program is eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll in the Adult Education Program? Do I have to take the entire TABE test? What is the enrollment testing procedure?

Contact the center of your choice to schedule a registration appointment. After completing the registration process and placement tests, a meeting with a counselor will be scheduled at which time your course of study can begin. An ID or birth certification and Social Security number are required. 

When can I begin?

After registration and testing have been completed and a course of study has been developed, a start date will be assigned.

How long does the HiSET process take? How long will it take to get my High School Equivalency Diploma?

The Adult Education program is an individual, self-paced program so completion times vary.

What are the locations and times the centers are open?

See the “Adult Learning Centers” tab above.

How many hours am I required to come to school?

A set number of hours are not required, but a recommendation will be made during the registration process.

How do I get back in after dropping out?

Contact the center of your choice for re-enrollment instructions. See the “Adult Learning Centers” tab above for the contact information for each location.

Waiver to Exit

Students who are 16 and 17 years of age may request a waiver to exit school to enter adult education. 

Students who are 16 or 17 years of age and currently enrolled in an East Baton Rouge Parish School System school must report to their assigned school to obtain and complete the waiver form.

Students who are 16 or 17 years of age and live in East Baton Rouge Parish and have been most recently enrolled in a home school program or an out-of-parish or out-of-state school  must report to the appropriate EBRPSS school in the attendance zone in which they live to obtain and complete the waiver form. To locate your school/school system, click here.

Students who are 16 and 17 years of age and live outside of East Baton Rouge Parish or who have been most recently enrolled in a charter, home school, online, private, or RSD school must obtain the form from that agency/institution or the school district in which they live and submit the form to the superintendent or agency administrator of that institution for approval.

NOTE: Non-EBRPSS schools/officials may obtain a copy of the waiver form by sending an email request to adulted@ebrschools.org or by calling (225) 226-7648.

Proper Documentation

The waiver to exit request must be submitted with proper documentation. The following items must be included:

-Age Waiver Counseling form (EBRPSS Students only)
-Completed Age Waiver Request to exit school
-Documentation of the need for the waiver based on one of the categories listed below:

-Pregnant or actively parenting
-Incarcerated or adjudicated
-Institutionalized or living in a residential facility
-Chronic physical or mental illness
-Family and/or economic hardships – family and/or economic hardship is defined as a student who acts a caregiver or must work to support the family due to a parent’s death or illness, or needs to be removed from an existing home environment.

Once the completed waiver to exit packet is received, it will be reviewed by the appropriate  EBRPSS Executive Director and the EBRPSS Director of Adult Education. 

Once approved, the EBRPSS Director of Adult Education will forward a copy of the approved age waiver to the assigned Adult Education Program. The assigned Adult Education Program must have an approved waiver BEFORE the student may enroll in Adult Education.

Once the student has completed orientation and enrollment in Adult Education, a copy of the approved waiver will be provided to the referring school with an effective drop date.

Exception to the 16 and 17 Year Old Age Waiver Requirements

-Students in the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP) must present a copy of the graduation certificate/letter verifying participation in YCP or if recently dismissed from the program must present a copy of the letter of dismissal
-Married 16 and 17 year olds must submit a copy of their marriage licenses
-Emancipated 16 and 17 year olds must submit a copy of their emancipation documents
-Students who have graduated from a K-12 program must present a copy of their diploma

ESL English Classes

We offer classes to adults who do not speak English as their native language. The ESL English Classes help students improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing English skills at all levels. Enrollment is a 3 step process that includes: registration, orientation, and testing. Only after all three steps will student be placed in the ESL English Class that matches their level. 

Step 1: Registration

There is limited face-to-face registration. Go to the Christa McAuliffe Adult Learning Center at 12000 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, to pick up registration papers. Please call (225) 226-7631 for help. 

Online Registration is available here in English or in Spanish. Be sure to answer all questions and submit the form.

Step 2: Orientation

Orientation will explain the procedures and policies for the Adult Ed school and ESL classes. There is limited face-to-face orientation in small groups. Your time is scheduled on the registration papers.

Online orientation is offered at 8:30am and/or 6:00pm

-You must register through EventBrite for the date of orientation you wish to attend
-Immediate sessions are July 27-30, please click the times listed below to reigster
-More will be offered in August, please check here for future updates

8:30am ESL English Classes Orientation July 27-30
6:00pm ESL English Classes Orientation July 27-30

Please call (225) 226-7631 or (225) 366-7337 with any questions.

Testing

To be determined. Please check here for future updates.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Our programs have been defined as “a series of applied learning methodologies designed to prepare our youth for productive citizenship and lifelong learning,” with a primary purpose of developing a skilled workforce. All students have an opportunity to participate in Career & Technical Programs of Study. These programs include, but are not limited to, areas of health care, construction crafts & trades, automotive technology, IT computer technology, culinary programs, criminal justice, and agriculture. Admission requirements for each course can be found in the student course guide/schedule packet of the individual campus where the course is being offered. Please contact the guidance counselor at the specific school site for additional information, program requirements, and/or any questions you may have. 

Opportunities in Career & Technical Education

Internships

This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply learned skills in the workplace. Career Readiness courses provide students the ability to have successful workplace experiences as they explore jobs in their chosen career field. Paid or non-paid internships provide students with interpersonal skills, leadership opportunities, and workplace ethics. 

Industry-Based Certifications (IBC)

All students in EBR schools have the opportunity to obtain IBCs (aka credentials) that are recognized in industries throughout the world. An IBC acknowledges that the required skill levels have been met for specific job standards. All career clusters have varying level IBCs. For example, IBC levels in business and IT range from office tasks (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to development of websites, apps, and computer repair. Other IBC examples are craft skills such as electrical, welding, carpentry, and HVAC systems.

National Student Memberships Offered

DECA
American Welding Society (AWS)
SkillsUSA
FBLA
HOSA
FFA

Contact Our CTE Team

Director of CTE, Ronnie Pocorello | RP@ebrschools.org

Jump Start Supervisor, Martha Sealy | MSealy@ebrschools.org

CTE Program Manager, Evelyn Blanson | EBlanson@ebrschools.org

CTE Budget Specialist, Jean David | JDavid@ebrschools.org

CTE Work Based Learning Coordinator, Monica Dunn | MDunn1@ebrschools.org

Arlington Preparatory Academy

-Business Management
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Micro-Enterprise
-Public service

Baton Rouge Magnet High

-Business Management
-Pre-Engineering

Belair High

-Business Management
-Carpenter (NCCER & Union)
-Carpenter Helper
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-Pipefitter
-Pipefitter Helper
-ProStart
-Public Service
-STEM
-Workplace Safety

Broadmoor High

-Agriculture Technology
-Business Management
-Carpenter 
-Carpenter Helper
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-ProStart
-Public Service
-STEM
-Workplace Safety

EBR Readiness

-Business Management
-Micro-Enterprise
-STEM

Glen Oaks High

-Automotive Service
-Business Management
-Certified Nurse Assistant
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-Public Service
-STEM
-Welder
-Welder Helper
-Workplace Safety

Istrouma High

-Ariscience Technology
-Business Management
-Carpenter 
-Carpenter Helper
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Emergency Medical Tech
-ProStart
-Public Service
-Workplace Safety

Liberty High

-Business Management
-Pre-Engineering

McKinley Senior High

-Automotive Service
-Business Management
-Emergency Medical Tech
-Fashion Design
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-Public Service
-Retail
-STEM


Northdale Superintendent’s Academy

-Business Management
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-MicroEnterprise
-Public Service
-STEM

Northeast High

-Ariscience Technology
-Business Management
-Carpenter 
-Carpenter Helper
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-ProStart
-Public Service
-STEM
-Welder
-Welder Helper
-Workplace Safety

Scotlandville Magnet High

-Agriculture Technology
-Business Management
-Carpenter (Union)
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-Public Service
-STEM
-Workplace Safety

Tara High 

-Business Management
-Cyber Engineering
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-ProStart
-Public Service
-STEM

Woodlawn High

-Agriculture Technology
-Business Management
-Carpenter 
-Carpenter Helper
-Electrician (NCCER)
-Electrician Helper
-Emergency Medical Tech
-Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary, and Retail
-Manufacturing, Construction Crafts and Logistics
-Mico-Enterprise
-ProStart
-Public Service
-STEM
-Workplace Safety

Jump Start

Jump Start is Louisiana’s innovative Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program that 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.

Learn more about JumpStart and the Pathways Offered

EBR CTEC

EBR CTEC

EBR’s Career and Technical Education Center, also known as CTEC, is housed in a brand new, $17 million facility located behind Baton rouge Community College’s Automotive Training Center. This site offers a specialized training program for junior and seniors in high school who are eager to learn skills in the capital region’s high-wage, high-demand fields. An innovative schedule enables students to spend one half of their day at their home schools earning core credit and participating in sports, clubs, and music. The second half of their day is spent on the CTEC campus. CTEC’s state-of-the-art building is designed to allow for hands-on practical training in manufacturing, computer science, construction crafts, and the medical fields. At no financial cost, each program provides opportunities for students to ear industry-based certificates and provide either dual enrollment or articulated credits toward associate degrees at BRCC. Based on the chosen career field, some classes are also transferable to four-year universities. Upon completion, those students who earn industry-based certificates will be able to move directly into the workforce. Student organizations include Health Occupations Students of America, which is designed to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry, and Skills USA, a career and technical student organization. Specific trades offered at CTEC include carpentry, electrical, HVAC, networking, EMT, pre-LPN, and cyber-security.

Please visit the EBR CTEC website for more information.
Student Application – Apply Now!

EBR CTEC Entrance Requirements and Application

EBR CTEC prepares students for high-wage, high-demand jobs in the capital region. We are preparing students for a bright future after high school with either a job out of school or post-secondary education.

US Department of Education found that students that participate in CTE programs have a graduation rate of 90% while the national average graduation rate is 70%. 

Because the majority of our courses are dual enrolled or articulated with post-secondary institutions, EBR CTEC students should have a willingness to work, good attendance, and a good discipline record. Students will be able to qualify for the dual enrollment courses based on their ACT or Accuplacer scores. Required scores vary depending on the program of study. Accuplacer testing will be provided by EBR CTEC. 

All students are required to fill out the EBR CTEC application and provide the necessary documentation.

Considerations for Entrance

-Students have to be on track for graduation
-Students must have good attendance & discipline records
-Students must have a passing math and English EOC

EBR CTEC is an SCA course providers for the region, however, EBR students will have enrollment priority. 

Students will sign a letter of intent stating they commit to completing a two-year program at EBR CTEC. To view our CTEC application, click here.

Resources

CTEC Student Handbook
EMT/EMR Student Safety Contract

Automotive

Are you interested in a career in the automotive field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn mechanical, hydraulic, electronic, and air conditioning skills as well as certifications on brakes and suspensions from an ASE Master Technician. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your futrue career. 

Average salary: $24,000-$27,000/year + commissions

Benefits:

-Earn Certifications in ASE
-Dual Enrollment Opportunities with BRCC
-Apprenticeships, internship, and volunteer opportunities
-Skills USA competitions
-Small class sizes

IT Programming

Are you interested in a career working on the internet? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn to create and compile your own programs using some of the most popular programming languages. Lessons that cover basic concepts, data types, arrays, conditional statements along with the ability to write clear and valid code. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future career. 

Average Salary: entry $15-$20/hour

Benefits:

-Training in C++ & JAVA
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Hack-a-Thon competitions
-Small class sizes

Manufacturing

Are you interested in a career as a welder, process technician, machinist, or production technician? Learn how to operate manufacturing equipment, operate sampling systems, and troubleshoot in industries such as pharmaceutical, timber, food and beverage, refineries and chemical plants, power generations, and many more. Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Get certified in C4M Level 1 and 2, NCCER Core,OSHA 10, and CPR. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future. 

Average Salary: Level 1 $35,000-$50,000/year

Benefits:

-Earn credentials in C4M Level 1 & 2
-Earn certifications in NCCER Core, OSHA 10, CPR
-Dual enrollment opportunities with BRCC
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Small class sizes

IT Networking

Are you interested in a career in the IT field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn to build computers, networking, and secure infrastructure while becoming globally certified through CompTia and CIW certification processes. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: $28,000-$34,000/year + commissions

Benefits:

-Earn certifications in CompTia & CIW
-Dual Enrollment Opportunities with BRCC
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Hack-a-Thon competitions
-small class sizes

Instrumentation

Are you interested in a career in the industrial field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn control loops, troubleshooting instruments in an industrial application and basic calibration skills through both lecture and hands-on-training. Earn nationally recognized credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: Apprentice Entry Level $18-$24/hour | Technician Level $35-$45/hour + overtime

Benefits:

-Earn credentials in NCCER Core, Instrumentation I and II
-Earn Certifications in OSHA 10, CPR
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Internal Society of Automation
-Small class sizes

HVAC

Are you interested in a career in the heating and air conditioning field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn mechanical systems, refrigeration, and industrial cooling skills from HVAC Master Technician. Earn certificates in ESCO EPA Refrigeration Core, Level 1, 2, and 3 + EPA608 Universal. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future.

Average Salary: Apprentice Entry Level 1 $12-$18/hour | Technician Level 2 $18-$45/hour (DOE)

Benefits:

-Earn certifications in HVAC Excellence & EPA ESCO
-Dual enrollment opportunities with BRCC
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Skills USA competitions
-Small class sizes
-Hands-on training

EMT

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn CPR, how to stabilize injured patients, and how to perform basic life-saving care skills from a state approved master trainer. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: EMT/EMR Entry Level – $35K/year depending on primary job wages

Benefits:

-Earn EMR and CPR certifications
-Dual enrollment opportunities with BRCC
-Internships and volunteer opportunities
-HOSA Future Health Professionals & Skills USA
-Small class sizes

Electrical

Are you interested in a career in the electrical field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn voltage, current and resistance relationships,  and alternating and direct currents in a hands-on training environment from an NCCER Master Electrician. Earn certificates in NCCER electrical Level 1 and 2, NCCER Core, OSHA 10, and CPR. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: Apprentice Entry level – $18-$20/hour | 1st Class Technician $25-$40/hour (DOE)

Benefits: 

-Earn certifications in NCCER Electrical 1 and 2
-Dual enrollment opportunities with BRCC
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Skills USA competitions
-Small class sizes
-Hands-one training

Drafting

Are you interested in designing and thinking outside the box? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn 2D fundamentals and turn them into 3D images utilizing the latest in 3D printers. Study residential and commercial design. Work on mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, piping, and architectural drawings. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: Drafter – $28,000-$60,000/year | Designer – $40,000-$90,000/year

Benefits:

-Earn credential certifications in AUTODESK and AUTOCAD
-Dual enrollment opportunities with BRCC
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Small class sizes

Applied Healthcare

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn CPR, how to take vital signs, and how to perform basic patient care skills. Earn dual enrollment credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: CNA Entry Level – $12.50/hour + misc. benefits

Benefits:

-Earn certifications in CNA and CPR
-Dual enrollment opportunities with BRCC
-Clinical rotations, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-HOSA Future Health Professionals and Skills USA
-Small class sizes

Carpentry

Are you interested in a career in the carpentry field? Join us at CTEC to explore your options. Learn basic woodworking skills and safe hand and power tool usage while constructing various projects. Build tool boxes, racks, stools, ramps, and tables under direction of a master craftsman. Earn nationally recognized credits and get a head start on your future career.

Average Salary: Apprentice Entry Level – $17/hour | Journeyman Level Wage – $26-$28/hour

Benefits:

-Earn credentials in CITF-United Brotherhood of Carpenters
-Earn certifications in Career Connections
-Apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer opportunities
-Skills USA competitions
-Small class sizes

JROTC

JROTC

East Baton Rouge Parish covers 450 square miles encompassing rural, suburban, and urban community settings, the school system is the largest school district in the state, and there are 18 high schools (grades 9-12), of which 10 offer Junior ROTC as an elective. 

JROTC parish enrollment is approximately 1500 cadets. Army Certified JROTC Instructors, a Director of Army Instruction (DAI), an Operations Non-commissioned Officer (OPNS NCO), and a Military Property Specialist (MPS) are employed by the US Army and school system to teach and administer the program. Instructor professional growth is attained through attendance at a 5 day JROTC Instructor Residential Course, Distance Learning Courses, and JROTC Conference/Workshops. JROTC enjoys excellent support from both the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and the Baton Rouge community.

The objectives of the JROTC program are to develop leadership, self-reliance, responsiveness to authority, physical fitness, and attributes related to good citizenship and patriotism.

Each JROTC unit has its own appointed cadet officers and non-commissioned officers to provide student leadership roles and give a military structure to all activities. Cadets learn to work together for the common good while developing self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.

Integrated Activities

The JROTC Leadership Education and Training Program uses a curriculum that is based on a systematic progression of learning. The  scope, focus, and content of instruction is both sequential and independent. The curriculum builds on previous capabilities and allows a great deal of flexibility to the instructors.

Curriculum Details

Core Subjects

-Citizenship in Action
-Leadership Theory and Application
-Foundations for Success
-Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid
-Geography, Map Skills, and Environmental Awareness
-Citizenship in American History and Government Air Rifle Safety and Marksmanship (optional)

Curriculum Enhancements

-Service Learning (community service)
-Unlocking Your Potential (building a positive self-image, personal potential, and goal setting)
-Winning Colors and Skill Mapping (behavior modification and decision making for success)
-You the People (citizenship skills)

Elective Programs

-Financial Planning Program (practical money management skills)
-Success Profiler (skills enhancement correlation to Leadership theory and Application)
-Quantum Learning (strategies, tactics, and tools for the classroom)

Physical Activity/Leader Assessment

-Leadership Application
-Cadet Challenge

Summer Curriculum

Annual JRTOC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

Core Training

-Rappelling techniques
-Leadership Reaction Course
-Confidence Course

Objectives

-Build citizenship
-Develop leadership skills
-Build self-esteem
-Have fun

Integrated

-Physical fitness
-Drill and ceremonies
-Organized activities
-Swimming
-Picnic
-Awards/Graduation

Program Support

Each JROTC unit is allocated funds to provide supplies and contractual services. the Army agency designated to support JROTC is located at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Funding support items include:

-Instructor pay
-Cadet uniforms and equipment
-Curriculum supplies/CD & DVD WEB Based System
-Automation/Technology
-Laundry contract
-Professional development/conferences, etc.
-Summer camps and field trips

A JROTC Affiliation Program (College – High School link) has been established with Senior ROTC Departments at Louisiana State University and Southern University to:

-Expose JROTC students to Senior ROTC cadets
-Better prepare college bound students
-Provide assistance with college financing and career planning
-Campus tours
-Visitation and guest speaker program to high schools

Scholarships

In addition to the character and leadership building, one of the other great benefits of joining JROTC is the potential to earn a scholarship. 

There are a few factors considered when applying for scholarships, including:

-Military potential
-Personal qualities
-Volunteer hours
-School activities
-Academic discipline
-Athletic involvement

The application consideration breakdown is:

10% Interview
10% Faculty evaluations
20% Participation in high school activities
25% SAT/ACT score
35% Selection Board

Here are a few examples of some JROTC scholarships:

-4 year National Scholarship – pays tuition and fees for 4 years
-3 year Advanced Designee Scholarships
-4 year dedicated ARNG (Army National Guard) Scholarships
-MJC (Military Junior College) – pays tuition and fees for 2 years

What grade do I have to be in to join JROTC?

Students must be enrolled in 9th-12th grade to participate in JROTC.

Is high school credit given for the JROTC course?

Yes, JROTC is an elective subject. Academic credit is earn for a successful completion of each semester of JROTC.

Do I have to join the military if I take JROTC?

No, you are under no obligation for any military service.

Do I have to wear a uniform if I take JROTC?

Yes, you wear a cadet uniform one day a week. Drill team and Color Guard team members may also wear the uniform for special ceremonies and during integrated activities.

Do I have to pay for the uniform and textbooks?

No, the JROTC Program supplies you with your uniform, textbooks, and equipment the course may require. However, you are responsible for the return of the items upon completion of the course.

When is JROTC taught for schedule purposes?

JROTC is taught during normal school hours. Integrated activities such as Drill, Rifle, Color Guard team competitions, and community projects are conducted after school hours.