New Orleans Career and Technical Center to launch inaugural programming in the fall


The New Orleans Career and Technical Center is set to launch this fall with an inaugural cohort of students enrolled in the Medical Assistant Academy. In just two years, the students will each graduate with the industry-recognized Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification in addition to their high school diploma. Through 2020, the Career Center will expand its programming to offer advanced career training in a variety of industries, including health sciences, information technology, and skilled crafts. Individuals interested in learning more about the Center and the Medical Assistant Academy should contact Claire Jecklin, Executive Director, at cjecklin @

Image above: Leaders from twelve New Orleans public high schools attended a kick-off meeting of the Medical Assistant Academy held at Ochsner Health System’s Center for Academic Excellence on Thursday, January 25th.

Jasmine Henderson