The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and the LSU Laboratory School (Laboratory School) today announced that they have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will facilitate the promotion of BRAC’s talent development program among Laboratory School alumni. The agreement states that BRAC will partner with Laboratory School at events to promote the region and employment activities within it. In turn, BRAC will work to identify career opportunities for out-of-region Laboratory School graduates and provide the resumes of alumni members interested in returning to the Baton Rouge area to companies with open positions. The MOU’s goal is to grow the number of resumes included in BRAC’s talent database.
“The Laboratory School’s motto is ‘total effort in every endeavor’,” said Wade Smith, superintendent of the LSU Laboratory School. “Partnering with BRAC to advance talent development efforts among University High alumni certainly enhances our program initiatives and commitment to serve our alumni to the best of our ability. As we plan to embark on the Laboratory School’s 100th anniversary, we look forward to assisting outstanding alumni that desire to return home to our great city and cub community.”
“Our talent program hinges on having access to talent outside of Louisiana who are looking to return,” said Adam Knapp, President and CEO of BRAC. “Through partnerships like the one recently signed with Laboratory School, we are able to build a diverse talent database that not only helps regional businesses access talented individuals, but helps get the region’s talented alumni home. We look forward to working with the Laboratory School to help their past graduates reconnect to our region.”
BRAC is currently building a diverse talent database that can be accessed when regional companies are searching for candidates for hard-to-fill positions. Those interested in being a part of the database can find more information on the “call for resumes” and confidentially submit a resume at www.brac.org/resumes.
The talent development program is a core program of BRAC’s five-year strategic plan, The Creative Capital Agenda. The multi-faceted program is designed to address a major concern
identified by BRAC’s economic development prospects and investors and is dedicated to retaining and attracting talented professionals to the Baton Rouge area. Over the next few years, BRAC will be implementing a number of strategies aimed at increasing the region’s talent level with initiatives focused on college graduate retention, candidate attraction, and newly relocated employee assimilation.