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LPSS push robots to spur local jobs

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Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper says there is a push to keep highly skilled graduates in Acadiana.

He says it starts in the classroom and with these robots four parish schools have created.

"Now they're transferring all that robotics information they are doing in their high schools to what actually happens in the industry and they can get well-paying jobs, if they do these kind of activities," says Cooper.

Frank's International, an oil and natural gas company founded in Lafayette, has already begun courting these students by investing in their robots and inviting more than seventy of them to tour their Lafayette facilities on Tuesday.  

"We're trying to kind of send a message out there that there is a lot of highly engineered equipment that's manufactured and designed right out of Lafayette, LA," says Hans Schmidt of Frank's International.

Victor Darjean is only a senior in high school, but has already begun working on some highly engineered equipment; and it even throws a ball.

"I mean you get pretty excited how it translates into the real world," says Darjean.

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