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School to Work Programs (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-02-21

Duration: 00:08:02

Subjects: Vocational education | Vocational-technical schools | Workforce development | Education | JOB TRAINING


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Fairburn, Darrell Interviewee
  • Booth, Fred Interviewee
  • Bracy, Randy Interviewee
  • Schilling, Brian Interviewee
  • Sharkey, Danny Interviewee
  • Easley, Suzette Interviewee
  • Forster, Garey Speaker
  • Forster, Garey Interviewee


This segment from the February 21, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the Foster Administration’s plans to reform the state’s vo-tech schools. He highlights a school to work program in Tangipahoa Parish, a partnership between local nurseries and Jewel Sumner High School in Kentwood, aimed at teaching students job skills. He interviews: Darrell Fairburn, principal; Fred Booth, teacher; Randy Bracy, nursery owner; Brian Schilling, student; Danny Sharkey, student; and Suzette Easley, student. Duhe’s report also includes highlights of State Representative Garey Forster, the chairman of the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the vo-tech reform bills that will be under consideration at the upcoming 1997 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Host: Robert Collins