Real People. Real Stories.
They found their calling. You can too.
See their stories.
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Business Management & Administration
Education & Training
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
A design for the future.
Education played a huge role in setting Kristie on a path to a bright future. Discovering drafting helped her find a job that she loves and gave her the opportunity to buy her first home. After Kristie’s husband supported her through an unexpected heart attack, she was able to surprise him with a great gift of thanks.
Welding was just the beginning.
As a young man, Clifton struggled to make ends meet. This wasn’t anything new in his neighborhood. Which is why he eventually turned to selling drugs. It wasn’t until he was sent to Angola Prison that he knew he had to make a change. In doing so, he found his true passion: welding.
Coming home to cook.
Before he even considered cooking as a career, Allen wasn’t even in Louisiana. But when his father fell sick he decided to come back to New Orleans for good. In between caring for his father and working, Allen found the kitchen was his sanctuary. Over time, it became his greatest source of happiness, and that’s when he knew he’d found his calling.
Total Working Population
High School Diploma
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High School + Post Secondary Credential
Everyone Has a Calling.
Louisiana Calling’s mission is to develop and conduct a multiyear public messaging campaign that includes traditional media, new media, and on-the-ground resources and strategic partnerships – all designed to help Louisianans discover and appreciate the many educational pathways that lead to high-value jobs and sustainable careers available in Louisiana today. This regional campaign will be complemented by Louisiana Calling’s statewide media campaign and website.