Acadiana tenth graders were given the opportunity to explore different career paths and learn about continuing education.
Through the Career Connections program, around 4,000 tenth graders from across 4 parishes gathered at the Cajundome Convention Center to discover what careers are available to them.
Booths at the event included both professional and technical careers in areas of engineering, technology, business, finance, health and human services, and arts and humanities.
"It's a great opportunity for tenth graders who are making a very key decision about their future. Not only about what careers are available in our community but how much is it going to actually cost for them to live in the lifestyle of their choosing," organizer Angela Morrison said.