Education at Delcambre High
Almost 1,300 students are able to visit with them and receive valuable printed information. The second phase of the Delcambre High program, Career Exploration, is targeted for sophomores and is held during the spring semester. At this time, Delcambre High tenth grade students have the opportunity to meet with individuals involved in various occupations from the Acadiana region. They also experience a Reality Store to help them understand the cost of living independently.
The partnership sponsors career-oriented programs for Delcambre High students. In November, the Paths to the Future Program is held at Westgate High School for juniors and seniors in all Iberia Parish public and private schools. Approximately forty-five (45) colleges, universities, technical schools, specialty programs, and the military are represented.
Delcambre High Career Exploration and Workforce Development – Delcambre Highinto a partnership with the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce and the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation. The mission of this organization is “to develop in every individual the skills, knowledge and attitudes vital in becoming a part of tomorrow’s workforce and a valuable, responsible citizen in our community.”
Delcambre High students can choose to take co-op or internship classes where they work a minimum of hours per week or enroll in clinical classes such as Certified Nursing Assistant where their instruction takes place in the hospitals and nursing homes. They can also witness the work place through job shadowing experiences, summer internships, and job placements.
In addition to these large Delcambre High activities, student are encouraged to begin thinking about their future careers as early as the sixth grade. In the Delcambre High middle schools, the students complete various career activities and a Five Year Plan that outlines their high school course choices based on Career Majors. Students can receive dual enrollment credits with the post-secondary institutions including Teche Area Technical College, South Louisiana Community College, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.