BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – An event highlighting the potential futures of local students is taking place at Baton Rouge Community College on Tuesday.

The event is a luncheon which will run from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and include among others, Dr. Sito Narcisse, EBRPSS Superintendent, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, and Dr. Willie Smith, Chancellor of BRCC.

The luncheon is happening at the Magnolia Building “and will include addresses from participants of the current pilot program at Glen Oaks High School, along with industry partners and higher education advocates,” according to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

The focus of the luncheon is the Pathways to Bright Futures initiative.

The goal of this collaboration is to better prepare students for future employment and a fruitful future.

“All stakeholders in the school-to-employment ecosystem must collaborate to build a future where all learners and employers succeed,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Ensuring awareness of, and access to, meaningful career paths in our community as early in a student’s academic career as possible will bolster the region’s talent pipeline and provide greater opportunities to our young people.”