Roundup: Teachers at IBM / Community college chancellor / Council on Aging transit   

    Cutting the learning curve: Thirty local educators are spending the week with IBM at its downtown offices, learning how to help students enter tech careers as part of BRAC’s fifth annual Pathways to Prosperity Fellowship. Participants include Capital Region principals, assistant principals, counselors, and career coaches who are attending the program to explore career opportunities available to their students in STEM fields. IBM experts will brief the educators on technology trends that are influencing the way people collaborate in the workplace, and help public and private organizations operate more effectively.

    Interim: The Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System on Wednesday appointed Willie Smith as acting chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College. He will assume that post on June 17. Smith takes over for Larissa Littleton-Steib, recently selected as chancellor of Delgado Community College. A search to fill the position permanently will begin during the fall semester. Read the full story.

    Getting around: The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announced its Lotus Rides Transportation Program will launch June 17. In conjunction with the Department of Transportation and Development, the EBRCOA received a grant from the Seniors and Disabled Program Grant to fund the service, and DOTD has provided the EBRCOA with five wheelchair accessible minibuses.  

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