Photo by Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune

Hundreds turned out for the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning.

Photo by Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune
Photo by Amanda Simmons/Press-Tribune

BPSTIL is an innovative school that offers career and technical education courses to juniors and seniors in Bossier Parish. It is for college-bound students as well as those planning to enter the workforce following graduation or technical school.

Students not only can acquire valuable industry-based certifications in such areas as welding, collision repair and Emergency Medical Technician, but they may also accrue college credit through Dual Enrollment. The same goes for students in Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and CISCO Networking programs. They, too, receive college credit and certifications.

Located just north of I-220 at Swan Lake Road, BPSTIL is the place where students combine what they have learned in the classroom with practical experience in shop/lab settings.