Youth Initiatives

High School Career GPS

BPCC's Jonathan Posey showing student one of the Telecommunicaiotions Department's studiosA partnership with Bossier Parish Schools allowing select high school students to attend ten 1 hour sessions involving the following components:

  • Career exploration activities
  • Employer/business owner presentations
  • Student led Employer/business owner interviews
  • Mentoring activities
  • Student presentations


Zac Burson
Bossier Schools Transition and Mentoring Coordinator
Phone: 318-549-6155

Middle School Career Fair

Students visiting the Allied Health boothEducators, Community Agencies, and business leaders collaborate to offer an annual career fair for eighth grade students with:

  • Local employers demonstrating high demand occupations, average pay scales, and training required
  • Career Pathways illustrating various career entry points for both college and non-college bound youth.
  • Community and Technical colleges promoting training opportunities available.

Goal: An attempt to expose those most likely to drop out of high school "Opportunities and Choices" for their future that they may never had considered and planning the "route" to get there.

Planning partners include:

Bossier Chamber of Commerce Northwest Louisiana Economic Development Foundation
Bossier Parish Schools Southern University at Shreveport
Caddo Parish Schools Volunteers of America
Louisiana Technical College Women in Construction
Louisiana Department of Social Services  


Shelli Ulrich
Phone: 318-678-6358