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The Program for Successful Employment (PSE) is a division of Workforce Development at BPCC providing flexible and innovative education and training for individuals with significant disabilities.

Many PSE students are still enrolled in high school or in a learning resource program such as HiSET. Some PSE students participate in typical BPCC academic classes. In PSE students receive soft skills as well as career specific training along with actual hands-on work experience through vocational training on campus and/or in local businesses. The goal of PSE is preparation for paid employment.

High school students and individuals with disabilities under 22 who are participating in HiSET or BPCC classes may participate in the pre-employment transition phase of the program through a third-party agreement with Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. The instruction provided is tuition-free with limited fees for eligible students.

Students who have exited high school may enroll in a unique post-secondary Comprehensive Transition Program for students ages 18 and over with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism. As a Federally recognized Comprehensive Transition program, students in this phase of the program may be eligible for some forms of federal financial aid. This is a program designed to provide students the opportunity to attend BPCC, participate in campus wide events, join student organizations, and build relationships with peers. The comprehensive program combines academic and job skills training on BPCC’s campus with training opportunities on campus and/or in regional businesses. Our goal is to provide customized vocational training and/or assistance while students work to earn a credential in a field of the student’s choosing based upon student strengths that lead to gainful employment.