The Project Ready Program provides students with a cadre of academic, life skills and career readiness supports to prepare them for high school graduation and post-secondary success. Central to Project Ready is its selective dual enrollment program, which ensures that students are equipped with the skills necessary to compete for in-demand jobs with career ladders that pay not just a living, but a saving wage.
Students have the opportunity to pursue career technical education tracks such as the Certificate of Technical Studies in Welding and Electrical Construction at Nunez Community College along with the Associate Degree of Applied Science in Industrial Technology and other certification courses offered by Baton Rouge Community College.
Project Ready is available during the school day and after school and serves students in grades 9-12 at L.B. Landry-O.P. Walker College and Career Preparatory High School in New Orleans and at Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge.
At both sites, students can access college application and eligibility support, career exposure and advising, academic tutoring, ACT prep, gender based mentoring, college tours, “Behind the Business” tours, STEM enrichment, and community service opportunities. These school sites serve as key partners in preparing students for graduation and life beyond high school.
“Being able to participate in Project Ready’s dual enrollment program is the highlight of my day. It’s what keeps me motivated in school and focused on finishing strong.”
“Before meeting Mr. Marlin through the Project Ready dual enrollment program, my plan was to go to the military. After touring Southern University and learning of its majors, I am now a freshman on the yard”