Healthcare Career Central, where students, parents, guardians, teachers, and counselors can explore dedicated portals with valuable resources tailored to an individual's healthcare career journey.

Healthcare Career Central

Healthcare is one of the largest economic sectors in the 10-parish region Louisiana Central serves. To address the growing need for healthcare workers, Louisiana Central collaboratively created Healthcare Career Central, an innovative platform that aims to bring together the diverse healthcare careers and the young, aspiring minds of today right here in Central Louisiana. Our website acts as an informational hub and connector to resources. This collaborative approach ensures that the next generation is empowered and equipped to pursue their dreams and grow from students exploring opportunities to successful healthcare professionals. To effectively promote healthcare career highways that include educational resources, exploratory programs, and educational opportunities, Healthcare Career Central links employers, training providers, and other partners to students, parents, teachers, and counselors through our central website, social media campaigns, and ongoing communication throughout our community and networking events.

Middle School Students


Our portals offer exciting opportunities to delve into different healthcare paths. Discover your own healthcare career highway as you navigate through a wealth of information and resources. Whether you’re just starting to consider a healthcare profession or have a specific field in mind, we’re here to guide you and provide the tools you need to succeed.


We recognize the vital role you play in your child’s career journey. That’s why our portals provide a wealth of resources to assist you in supporting your child’s decision to pursue a healthcare career. From understanding the diverse career options available to helping them prepare for postsecondary education, we’ve got you covered. Explore the resources available to equip yourself with the knowledge and guidance necessary to be their biggest cheerleader.


We value your contribution in shaping the futures of aspiring healthcare professionals. Our portals offer a range of carefully curated resources designed specifically to support you in guiding your students through their healthcare career exploration during middle and high school. Discover tools, lesson plans, and valuable information that will inspire and inform your students as they embark on their healthcare journey.

We invite you to join us on the #HighwaytoSuccess! To stay informed and connected, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We regularly share the latest news, insights, and updates to keep you in the loop. We’re thrilled to be a part of your journey towards a successful healthcare profession and look forward to supporting you every step of the way!

Louisiana Central

Louisiana Central is the regional economic development organization for Central Louisiana. It is a pivotal connector uniting leaders in the region to work together to make Central Louisiana a thriving hub for sustainable economic growth. The organization exists to grow the ten-parish region of Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn. To learn more about Louisiana Central, visit www.louisiana-central.com and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.

Rapides Foundation

The Rapides Foundation awarded Louisiana Central a three-year Future of HealthC.A.R.E. (Career, Academic Readiness and Exploration for Students) Program Grant to create Healthcare Career Central. Through this grant, the Foundation seeks to increase the number of qualified Central Louisiana students enrolling in healthcare training programs or entering into the healthcare workforce. More information about funding opportunities offered by The Rapides Foundation can be found by visiting the “Grants” tab on their website.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has awarded a grant to Louisiana Central. This grant enables Healthcare Career Central to provide technical assistance and training for employers, educators, and counselors who are exposing students to healthcare careers. 

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Get Involved

Are you a healthcare provider interested in joining our efforts to guide students towards successful careers in healthcare? If so, we would love to provide you with more information on how your facility can get involved. Please reach out to Krystal Rachal, Director of Healthcare Career Central, at krachal@louisiana-central.com. We look forward to connecting with you and discussing the ways we can collaborate to make a positive impact on the future of healthcare professionals.