Career and Post-secondary Readiness
The Rapides Foundation's Education Initiative includes a focus in the area of Career and Post-secondary Readiness through support of the Cenla Work Ready Network, and College and Career Counseling.
The Cenla Work Ready Network is a system designed to link education and workforce development efforts and align them with regional economic needs. The Foundation supported creation of the Cenla Work Ready Network to prepare high school students for careers in the workplace with the understanding that workforce is the driver for economic development and income growth. The Orchard Foundation administers this effort to offer high school students and under-employed or unemployed adults the chance to earn a nationally recognized certificate that demonstrates their work-ready skills.
To support the college and career readiness effort, the Foundation brought Career Compass of Louisiana to Central Louisiana to work with area schools to provide college and career coaching to students.
Visit The Orchard Foundation website for more information about these programs.