The John H. Allen Career and Vocational Center on the grounds of Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home


The John H. Allen Vocational Training and Career Center offers youth opportunities to receiving 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 job readiness classes, computer-aided remediation of core skills (math, reading, grammar), and coordinate an active intern program with community business and industry leaders. These avenues give students opportunities to use their skills in a real workplace which offers more realistic goals for immediate of future employment. Often, teens are able to complete their training as they “age out” of the foster care system and are immediately employed by the construction firms who have partnered with us to serve as internship sites.