The John H. Allen Vocational Training and Career Center is located on the grounds of Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, Louisiana. This facility contains a barbering school, a welding center, building construction classes and GED classrooms.

High school graduation is not an option for many of our residents. The chaos of their young lives has dashed the chance of graduation. Because of their circumstances, most of our teens have never really dreamed a possible dream about a career. And we want our kids to dream BIG, possible dreams!

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The Vocational Training and Career Center offers residents in Ruston the chance to receive cutting-edge training in four areas of concentration: Barbering, NCCER Carpentry, State-issued G.E.D. and NCCER Welding. Highly-certified Career and Technical Educators instruct students in job readiness classes, assist with computer-aided remediation of core skills (math, reading, grammar), and coordinate an active intern program with community business and industry leaders.

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