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Lafayette Parish School System

LPSS Holds Career Center Signing: Celebration of Student Success

Career Center Student Success Signing

LPSS is excited to announce that the W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center held a signing event to celebrate Career Center students' success as they sign on with future employers! We have students going directly into the workforce after graduation. These students earned valuable industry credentials and are ready to start their careers in high-wage, high-demand jobs. 

Students signed on with employers from around the Lafayette area that include: Peck’s Precision Lawn Care, Service Auto Air, Utility and Industrial Supply, AutoZone, Veronica’s, Super 1 Deli, Star’s Bake Shop, Rotolo’s Pizzeria in Carencro, Sicily’s Pizza, Theriot Fabrication & Welding Custom Boats, Abendroth’s Paint and Body, Acadiana Mazda, Arceneaux Ford, Ross Tire and Service, and Top Cars Collision Center. We appreciate these businesses in our community who are giving our students good first jobs. 

In addition to celebrating these students, the celebration also recognized students of the year in each program and students graduating from SLCC with a technical diploma based on the dual enrollment credits earned at the Career Center. 

Superintendent Irma Trosclair spoke of her excitement of this event. “We are so excited to celebrate these skilled and talented students and acknowledge their accomplishments. It is our goal to highlight the importance of career and technical education. The skills and credentials students are gaining at the Career Center are important to the students, and are also important to the Lafayette community.  LPSS will continue to promote career and technical education to graduate workforce ready young men and women.”

“We are proud of our students and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future,” Holly Boffy, principal of W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center. 

The W.D. & Mary Baker Smith Career Center is an extension of Lafayette Parish School System high schools. Students attend the Career Center for a three-period block of the school day to gain knowledge and skills to earn industry credentials for a good first job in automotive paint and body, automotive technology, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical, heating and air conditioning, machining, nursing assistant, medical assistant, emergency medical technician, and welding programs.

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