Nunez Summer Career Exploration Introduces High Schoolers to Career Paths

Summer Career Exploration: June 3rd to the 27th

Nunez Community College’s Summer Career Exploration program returns for its second year starting June 3. The monthlong camp introduces high school-age students to various career paths through a mix of hands-on learning on the Nunez campus, field trips to local industries and visits from local industry leaders.

Register for Summer Career Exploration

Nunez Community College in Chalmette is offering high school students the chance to experience their career options on a whole new level.

The Summer Career Exploration program, which returns for its second year this June, takes high school students inside the world of work by letting them try out heavy equipment, visit industrial facilities, and hear from industry experts who may one day be colleagues.

“This is an awesome program! My son JJ completed this last year and gained insight into careers and educational opportunities available. He enjoyed the program and now knows what he wants to go to school for. I encourage you to sign your incoming 9th or 10th grader up,” said Sandy Lloyd of New Orleans, whose son participated in the inaugural Summer Career Exploration last year ahead of his sophomore year in high school. “This program benefited JJ so much and I think every teenager should take it!”

The summer camp-style program spans June 3-June 27, with students attending from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Registration is free thanks to a Carl D. Perkins grant, and parents can sign their kids up today at

Summer Career Exploration is aimed at all high school-age students, but first preference will be given to incoming ninth and tenth graders.

Students in the program will experience elements from a broad range of industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Business/Entrepreneurship
  • Carpentry
  • CDL Driver
  • Coastal Studies
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical
  • Film Industry and Digital Media
  • Health Sciences
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Process Technology
  • Public Service Careers
  • Teaching/Care and Development of Young Children (CDYC)
  • Welding

Participating students will also have the opportunity to earn certifications in CPR, HAZMAT and OSHA 10.

About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit