The Morehouse Business and Career Solutions Center is holding an open house event on Thursday, April 12 from 3-5 p.m.

Workforce Development Board Youth Manager Brian Kaufman said all high school drop-outs are encouraged to come to the open house.

"We help out of school youth with different services, such as LPN and welding class, and other two year degrees," he said. "We can show them what the occupations on demand are, and what they will be in the future. We can also show them the pay and what kind of education they will need to get the job they want."

Kaufman said they will help those youth who are not sure of what career path they want to choose to decide what their interests are so they can get qualified.

"We have a computer interest analyzer that helps them to see what they would be good at and what their interests are," he said.

The program is not income-based, and Kaufman said all high school drop outs will qualify for grants.

"We can also show them how to register on our statewide system," he said. "It is the largest job bank in the state. We will show them how to do work searches, job searches and put resumes online.

"Employers can also sign up to our statewide system," he said.

Youth ages 16-24 are invited to attend and receive information and help finding employment, or furthering their careers and education. The center is located at 250 Holt St. in Bastrop. For more information call Brian Kaufman at 318-435-5687 or visit