As business leaders, Rotarians share their skills and expertise through vocational service. Our vocational service efforts play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those hardworking members of the community who need direction and expertise. By participating in a number of vocational service activities — mentoring, career days, vocational awards, business assistance, or even talking about our jobs at a club meeting — our experiences turn into an invaluable resource for others.
One major vocational service project in the Club’s history is the development of the L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College in 1995. With the assistance of the LA Technical & Community College System (LCTCS) and the support of many current and former Rotarians including L.J. Folse, former Fletcher Foundation Board member, F. Travis Lavigne, former Chancellor, and William Clifford Smith, former Louisiana Board of Regents, all of whom were instrumental in establishing and advancing the initiative of adding community college course offerings to L. E. Fletcher Vocational Technical School.