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Albany and Maurepas High Schools participate in Student Career Conference

Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce News Release

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2017
Contact: April Wehrs |
Albany and Maurepas High Schools participate in Student Career Conference

Denham Springs, LA (December 5, 2017) –
The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Livingston Parish Public Schools, hosted Connecting to Success, a student business conference for Maurepas and Albany High School Juniors. The conference took place on December 1, 2017, at Carter Plantation in Springfield, and 85 students were present.

Students attended break-out sessions for skill development in a variety of areas including the following:  working in teams, communicating personal value, creating a resume, interviewing for a job, and professional and ethical behavior in the workplace.  

The day was highlighted with students having the opportunity to have round table discussions with business leaders from diverse fields and ask industry-related questions.

The event, which was geared toward helping students become job-ready and career-focused, encouraged attendees to pursue advanced training in technical skill areas and/or to attend college.

April Wehrs stated, “For years the chamber has been engaged in business and education partnerships.  Students do not always know how navigate varying career tracks and this program helps that.  It is also in response to the development of soft skills that the business community has been challenged with in the workforce.”

Superintendent Rick Wentzel provided the event’s opening address and Michele Sutton, CEO of North Oaks, wrapped up the conference with closing remarks. The event was sponsored by the Livingston Parish Chamber’s Business &  Education Investors.  Nearly forty business volunteers were part of the program.   
For more information on the event, visit the chamber’s website at or contact the chamber directly at 225.665.8155.