New program could get Baton Rouge students jobs right out of high school; here’s how it works | Education

Four Baton Rouge teenagers recently started ninth grade at Broadmoor High, and at the same time they enrolled in college.

They are the first students in what promises to be a much larger program known as the Early College Academy. They have a chance to earn enough credit to earn an associate degree while still in high school.

Jahi Ayala learned about the computer skill of binary coding the other day and he’s eager to talk about it.

Unlike other early college programs that have popped up across Louisiana in recent years, this program is zeroing in on specific, high-demand, higher-paying job fields. Its goal is it to allow all those who complete the program to walk out of high school and walk right into a job.

Officials with Baton Rouge Community College and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system signed a memorandum of understanding for the new academy

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