Hahnville High School has its first group of AutoCad Certified Users, representing the school system’s advancement in technical education.“St. Charles Parish is working to raise awareness of Career and Technical Education,” said Jessica Hayes, HHS drafting instructor. “We have so many students that excel in these areas, and there are so many opportunities for them right here in our parish.”
This industry-recognized certification validates students’ knowledge and skills attained through at least two years of technical drafting courses at the high school level.
Hayes said they want to make sure they are prepared to move into high paying jobs right out of school, especially if post secondary education is not an option for them.
“The industry-based certifications that we offer at the high schools are specific to the needs of our local industries,” she said. “Our mission is to serve our students and our community.”
Hayes added, “I am very proud of the students that earned it. These students now have an edge on the competition for drafting and design jobs locally and nationally.”
AutoCad is a state-of-the-art computer-based design software that is used to create 2-D and 3-D technical drawings in many industries, including manufacturing, engineering and architecture.
The AutoCad Certified User exam is a basic statewide credential under the “Manufacturing, Construction Crafts, and Logistics Jump Start pathway.”
The Jump Start program is a new career and technical education pathway to graduation in Louisiana that prepares high school students for entry-level positions in high wage jobs and/or post-secondary education.
To learn more about Jump Start, visit https://www.louisianabelieves.com/courses/all-things-jump-start.