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|SOUTHEASTERN SPONSORS SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM ON
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University has received
a $30,000 for a three-week, hands-on summer program to introduce Tangipahoa
Parish high school students to careers in the construction industry.
The Perkins Partnership Grant from the
Louisiana Community and Technology College System was awarded to Southeastern
industrial technology professor R. Edward Rodé and Connie White
of the Tech Prep Program.
The “Construction Careers Exploration”
project, scheduled June 2-20, is open to Tangipahoa Parish high school
sophomores, juniors, and seniors between the ages of 16 and 18 years old
who have a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
The program partners Southeastern, the
school system and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System
and, Rodé said, “will introduce students to the many facets of building
construction occupations as well as the soft skills needed for success.”
“Student will get to work side-by-side
with industry and education professionals,” he said. “They will learn about
the occupations, tools, safety requirements and skills required for rewarding
During the three-week program, students
will take field trips to area construction related industries such as Kentwood
Brick and Operating Engineers Local 406 in Robert. They also will receive
hands-on experience in blueprint reading, carpentry, plumbing, drywall,
concrete forming and equipment operation, Rodé said.
May 28 is the application deadline.
To obtain an application, contact Rode at 985-5492092 or e-mail him at
email@example.com. Please put “CCE 2003"
in the e-mail subject line.
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