Training Opportunities


The mission of the CHOICES Education Group is to empower students with the critical tools that will increase their career and life opportunities.

CHOICES 8th Grade Program is delivered by over 100 business volunteers and impacts approximately 3,000 students in Iberia, St. Martin & Vermilion Parishes.

CHOICES Covers a Wide Range of Topics:

  • Becoming acquainted with the pressures, influences, expectations and environments affecting "Who I am"
  • Making thoughtful decisions about my future
  • Learning about decisions and their consequences
  • Exploring time and money management
  • Relating academic decisions to career consequences
  • Increasing options in an uncertain world
  • Learning to think beyond myself
  • Making a plan to take charge of my life
  • Obtaining the "Key to Success"

Check out what some students had to say about the CHOICES Program:

  • I really enjoyed this class. Im glad we took it. I wanted to quit school, but he (my presenter) made me open my eyes and realize that you cant get anywhere in life without education.
  • I really enjoyed this program. Thank you so much. Ill use the advice I received when I make my choices.
  • Before my presenter came, I didnt know what I wanted to do. Now I have direction.
  • I learned a lot from the Choices program when I was informed how hard it could be if you make the wrong choices.
  • I learned a lot of things that I am likely to use in my planning for my high school education.
  • I learned to better myself by planning my future and making useful choices.

First Responder Program

The demand of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians is increasing rapidly. The utilization of these highly trained individuals ranges from ambulance services to offshore drilling companies worldwide to hospitals, industrial safety, and various other allied health career providers. Job opportunities in this field are in great abundance in the state of Louisiana.

As a first responder you will represent the first critical link between a patient's injury or illness and the care provided by other EMS professionals. You will gain valuable experience assisting with the care of medical and trauma victims. *Certificate received upon completion of course.


A secondary curriculum for 11th and 12th graders based on an industry-driven model with national skill standards to address workforce needs of the food service industry from management to food service by obtaining skills necessary to perform operations within a restaurant.

  • Combines relevant classroom activities with paid internships-(400 hours of internship required)
  • Opportunity to develop real-world skills and knowledge by learning on the job and in the classroom
  • Built-in mentoring program
  • Obtain national certification by completion of the ProStart curriculum
  • Offers an industry-based certification in line with the diploma enhancements recommended to BESE and under consideration.
  • Articulation to postsecondary programs

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 Contact Information

Paul Boudreaux
Paul A. Bourgeois, Jr.
Region 4 - South Area
College and Career Transitions Coordinator
Serving: Acadia, Iberia, St. Martin, Vermilion

Mailing Address:
Acadiana Technical College
Gulf Area Campus
1115 Clover Street
Abbeville, LA 70510


Betty Delafosse
Betty Delafosse
Region 4 - Northwest Area
College and Career Transitions Coordinator
Serving: Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Landry

Mailing Address:
South Louisiana Community College
320 Devalcourt
Lafayette, LA 70506


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