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Groundbreaking welcomes new Career Magnet Center in Lockport

Groundbreaking welcomes new Career Magnet Center in Lockport

Members of the Lafourche Parish School Board, along with Superintendent JoAnn Mathews, picture center, break ground Friday at the site of the new Career Magnet Center in Lockport.

Lafourche Parish School Board members, representatives from local businesses, along with Nicholls State University and Fletcher Technical Community College attended a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning of the future site of the new Career Magnet Center in Lockport.

The $15.9 million, 62,000-square-foot facility, located at 6419 Hwy. 308, Lockport, will allow junior and senior high school students having a “C” average GPA or higher, to earn industry-based certificates, work with industry mentors, participate in industry internships, and provide a smooth transition to college and careers.

The Magnet Center will offer courses in agriculture, plumbing, electricity, certified nursing assistance, medical terminology, automotive, construction technology, cosmetology, culinary, welding/fitting, marine operations, along with advanced placement courses in calculus, English 4, chemistry and physics.

According to the Daily Comet, one of two large buildings will be used mostly for shop areas for fields such as welding or automotive while the other will contain labs for courses such as chemistry, physics and cosmetology.

Construction on the facility is expected to be complete by July with the center set to open in August 2015.