New Partnership

Memorandum of Understanding signing at South Lafourche

New Partnership between Fletcher and

South Lafourche High School


Cut Off, LA – Fletcher Technical Community College and South Lafourche High School celebrated their new partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding agreement on Monday, October 29, 2018 at South Lafourche High School 3:00 pm. This agreement specifies the use of South Lafourche High School to provide classroom facilities for delivery of instruction related to the Work Ready U program – Adult Education classes at night. South Lafourche High School has agreed to provide two nights per week from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to the Work Ready U program. The agreement stipulates that both parties shall coordinate the use of the facilities not to interfere with normal operations and facilitate proper security of the facility each day of use.

Chancellor Dr. Kristine Strickland stated, “Fletcher Technical Community College is excited about the opportunity to bring new and enhanced opportunities for training and education to South Lafourche.  Our partnership with South Lafourche High School demonstrates that when we work together we can expand opportunities for our community.  We thank both Representative Gisclair for his vision in seeing the possibilities of the partnership and South Lafourche High School for their willingness to partner with us.”

“I am excited to be able to form a partnership with Fletcher that benefits the community of South Lafourche. People who choose another way to earn a high school equivalency diploma now can do so at South Lafourche High School through Fletcher during evening hours. This schedule will enable students to continue to hold down a job during the day and continue their education in the evenings,” commented
Principal Gage Cheramie.

State Representative Jerry “Truck” Gisclair stated, “It was sincerely a pleasure working with Ms. Kristine Strickland, Chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College, and Ms. Gaye Cheramie, Principal of South Lafourche High School, in an effort to maintain a vocational education system in the South Lafourche area.  Facing an aging vo-tech facility which was not economically feasible to repair and maintain, I assisted in the facilitation of a potential co-operative endeavor between the two educational systems.  The result of our initial meeting is what we witnessed today with the execution of an agreement which will allow citizens of South Lafourche to continue their vo-tech education training utilizing the facilities of South Lafourche High School.  I want to thank Ms. Strickland and Ms. Cheramie for working together to promote and provide an opportunity for vo-tech education in our community.”



For more information about Fletcher’s Work Ready U, please visit or call 985-448-5925