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Paper Ceiling (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-08-04

Duration: 00:05:45

Subjects: Employment | Economy


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Nguyen, Kenny Interviewee
  • Hutchinson, Justin Interviewee
  • West, Megan Interviewee
  • Foley, Natalie Interviewee
  • Salisbury, Allison Interviewee


This segment from the August 4, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the efforts to tear the paper ceiling, jobs requiring employees to have a four-year college degree. LeBlanc reports that 60% of Louisiana’s workforce are considered STARs, Skilled through Alternative Routes. She interviews: Kenny Nguyen, CEO and founder of ThreeSixtyEight; Justin Hutchinson, director of business development for ThreeSixtyEight; Megan West, president of the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resource Management; Natalie Foley, Opportunity@Work expert; and Allison Salisbury, senior vice president of solutions for Guild.