Staff report

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is still seeking 18 jobs to allow students to report to work in September in conjunction with the school’s unique corporate work program.

The money earned by the students pays their tuition. Through the corporate work program, students rotate their schedule with each of them working five full days a month.

“There is little variance or gap in what is delivered each day, despite rotating students, which we all find amazing,” said Stephen Waguespack, CEO and president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

According to school officials, Cristo Rey students and its job partners share a mission to advance both the quality of the workforce in the area and education landscape.

“The school’s mission is a great opportunity for both to work in harmony,” said Carissa Graves, vice president of community engagement at Cristo Rey.

The school opened at the site of the former Redemptorist High School in August 2016, but was forced to relocate after flood waters deposited up to four feet of water in the buildings. Students returned to the original campus earlier this year, attending class in modular buildings.

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