Seniors attending Livonia High School next fall will get a chance to take a new elective that could lead them straight into the workforce once they graduate.
The new course, an emergency medical technician class, is being offered through the high school’s partnership with Acadian Ambulance.
A news release states the class will prepare students to take the national registry exam upon graduation and immediately begin working in the emergency medical services field.
“The demand is there; the interest is there,” Justin Cox, operations manager for Acadian’s capital area, said in the news release. “We just need to get students signed up. I’m hopeful that this will begin a domino effect to other schools in our area.”
Students learned about the new elective last week during a special presentation by the ambulance company.
The inaugural class will be limited to 20 students.
Acadian’s goal is to have the elective offered to more schools throughout its more than 60 service areas in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.
According to the news release, certified EMTs can secure jobs not only as ambulance technicians but offshore by providing advanced medical support on an air ambulance, teaching as an EMS instructor and working at sporting events, to name a few.
The training the class will provide is also beneficial as a starting point for careers in the medical field.
Museum works on exhibit
In commemoration of its 15 years preserving the culture and stories of Iberville Parish, the Iberville Museum will host an exhibit documenting the history of its founding along with stories of community members and officials who stepped in to restore the historic 1848 courthouse.
The museum is now seeking artifacts, photographs and stories from community members or past museum board members who were involved in the endeavor.
Anyone who can help is asked to call Museum Director Elizabeth Brantley at (225) 687-7197.
The exhibit is set to open June 9.
Veterans Monument slated
Pointe Coupee General Hospital and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury have given approval to the American Legion to use a portion of the hospital grounds to construct a Veterans Monument.
The monument will be paid for through donations received by the sale of bricks honoring all veterans, living or deceased, from the parish.
The monument, to be located in the front corner of the hospital’s parking lot, will have granite stones supporting the Army, Navy, the Marines, Air Force, the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.
Flags from each branch of service and the POW/MIA will be displayed along with the American flag.
About 1,000 bricks must be sold before construction can begin.
Bricks will cost $100 each and the written message must be limited to three lines per brick and no more than 16 characters per line — including spaces, dates, etc.
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