We know that Louisiana, along with the rest of the Gulf Coast, is experiencing a manufacturing renaissance right now. How are these students being prepared to fill the many jobs that are needed in industry today and in the coming months and years?
We know that there are a wide variety of opportunities available today and in the foreseeable future to meet Louisiana’s growing industrial workforce needs. Programs like the Scotlandville Academy of Engineering are providing real-life exposure to lucrative, lifelong careers in industry. The Academy of Engineering Program is about opening doors, expanding minds and creating opportunities. There are so many options for young people today. Many times, these young people are just not aware of the variety of options available to them. In some cases, Academy students have not had the opportunity to meet or talk with an engineer prior to being accepted into the program. Opening the possibilities can really make a world of difference. That is also the case with the students’ paid internships. These programs provide a real sense of accomplishment for these young people. Whether they choose to pursue a four-year degree or a skilled trade, the options are many and varied in the industry. This program is helping to develop a pipeline of talent, locally!