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BRCC to host inaugural “College Kickoff” on College Goal Sunday, Feb. 12

ckoIn efforts to better prepare high school students for post-secondary education, The College & Career Transitions Program, funded by the Carl D. Perkins Grant at BRCC, will host the inaugural “College Kickoff” on Feb. 12, during College Goal Sunday.

As parents and students typically wait in lines for one-on-one assistance on College Goal Sunday, the Perkins team decided to host “College Kickoff” at the same time, to provide parents and students with valuable information while they wait. 

The short informational sessions will highlight specific areas related to the college transition including: The College Application Process, College Fairs and College Visits, Standardized Test Options, Career Exploration & Assessment, and Stackable Credentials and CTE Opportunities. Sessions will be led by BRCC, Southern University, Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Louisiana Community and Technical College System.There will also be a roundtable discussion on College Student Life.

In addition to the aforementioned sessions, The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid (LOSFA) will be available for students and parents to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The sessions will be conducted by local admission/access representatives, as well as collegiate student leaders.

Baton Rouge Community College will host “College Kickoff” on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Louisiana building on its Mid-City campus. Registration is free and open to high school students in the Greater Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area

College & Career Transitions coordinators operate under five key priorities, which are to increase the following numbers: high school seniors making applications to post-secondary institutions; high school seniors making applications for federal financial assistance; high school students participating in CTE dual enrollment programs; high school students participating in CTE articulated credit opportunities; and implemented CTE Programs of Study/Career Pathways that align with current industry standards.

College & Career Transitions Program
The Louisiana College & Career Transitions Program is funded by Louisiana Perkins Reserve Funds. It is a statewide effort designed to help ease student transitions to college and/or careers through implementation of strategies including articulation, dual enrollment, career awareness, career pathways, and business and industry partnerships. The program is organized around 16 partnerships statewide consisting of high schools, postsecondary institutions, and business and industry representatives at a minimum. The coordination of these partnerships exists through a minimum of quarterly meetings of its members to discuss implementation of strategic initiatives that support successful student transitions through collaborative efforts. The College & Career Transitions portion of this application should complement the Basic Grant initiatives.