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Jump Start is Louisiana’s innovative career and technical education (CTE) program. Jump Start prepares students to lead productive adult lives, capable of continuing their education after high school while earning certifications in high-wage career sectors.

Students are required to attain industry-promulgated, industry-valued credentials in order to graduate with a Career Diploma. (Jump Start is an elective path for students pursuing a university-preparatory diploma.)  

Schools receive the same accountability grade credit for preparing students for careers in high-demand job  sectors as they do for students who achieve top academic honors.

Jump Start

Key Initiative

2019-2020 Jump Start Pathway Updates (Summer 2019)

Learn About Jump Start

Jump Start Graduation Pathways

Industry Credential Fact Sheets

Workplace Internships Resources

BRAC Micro-Enterprise Credential Resources

New Generation Career Readiness Resources

Students with Dissabilities Resources

Policy & Program Implementation

Jump Start Meetings & Training Opportunities

Jump Start Video Network (JSVN)