Parent Night focuses on career options

Deidre Cruse
Parents attending a recent event for them at East Iberville High School learned of career options available to students. East Iberville-INC, an industry group that has adopted the school, participated in the presentation.

Students interested in getting training for careers in everything from process technology to health occupations, or even college scholarships, can get plenty of help  at East Iberville High School.

That was the message of officials and program leaders to parents attending a recent Parents Night program at the school.

East Iberville-INC (Industry-Neighbor Companies) and the school system coordinated the event. Parents of all 9th through 12th graders were invited.

Representatives of Career Compass, the parish’s workforce development and dual enrollment program, the Job Corps, the PTEC program, and the Iberville Math, Science & Arts Academy all presented overviews on how they can help East Iberville High students plan and train for a career while in high school.

East Iberville-INC has also funded career counseling through Career Compass for all students in 9th through 11th grades at East Iberville High. The school system is funding the counseling for the seniors. Member companies of East Iberville-INC include Ineos Fluor, Olin, PCS Nitrogen, Syngenta, Taminco, TOTAL, and Williams Olefins, LLC.

Representatives of a variety of programs and school officials participated in the Parents Night event at East Iberville High School. Among the participants are, from, Kacy Edwards of Career Compass, School Director of Special Projects Elvis Cavalier, School Board President Melvin Lodge, Math, Science and Arts Academy-East Principal Meshall Hill, East Iberville High Assistant Principal Warren Smith, Lori Gary of Ineos, Trudy Mayers of Williams Olefins, Gavin York of Syngenta, school Director of Personnel, Curriculum and Instruction Janet Marionneaux, Col. Herb Fritz of Job Corps; East Iberville Principal Maria DeLouise. Gwen Adkins, Iberville School Workforce Development Director, and Melvin Hasten of Ineos. Seated, from left, are Julie Scott of Career Compass, Superintendent P. Edward Cancienne Jr., Sharon Turner of Syngenta, East Iberville High teacher Tracy Martin, and Kit Janis of TOTAL.