Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday praised Louisiana’s fast-growing program aimed at reinventing career education.
The training, called Jump Start, allows students to earn college and career credentials.
About one in five high school graduates – around 8,500 students per year – are earning Jump Start diplomas.
Four students who are pursuing Louisiana’s revamped career education path said Tuesday the courses are changing lives.
“It is a proven success,” Edwards told the opening session of the 2018 Jump Start convention.