YouthForce NOLA Announces Partnerships with Training Providers

YouthForce NOLA is working to increase the number and breadth of high-quality technical training opportunities so that students can earn industry-recognized credentials while still in high school. Since we started just over three years ago, the number of New Orleans students earning credentials in high-wage, high-demand career pathways has increased more than 300%. This success […]

Soft Skills Teacher Fellowship Showcase

In May, YouthForce NOLA held a Soft Skills Teacher Fellowship Showcase where the fellows shared lessons learned, promising practices, and the impact on their classrooms. The Soft Skills Teacher Fellowship provides opportunities for educators to learn, practice, and spread soft skills at their schools. We launched the inaugural Fellowship this past school year, partnering with […]

Soft Skills Teacher Fellowships (Round 2) Request for Applications

YouthForce NOLA is looking for teachers interested in participating in the second annual Soft Skills Teacher Fellowship for the 2018-19 school year to learn, practice, and spread soft skills instructional practices at their schools as well as help their students develop skills critical for educational, career and life success. For more information on the Soft […]

Request for Applications: YouthForce NOLA School Partnerships

YouthForce NOLA is seeking to partner with school interested in introducing or expanding high quality career pathways programs of study and has released a new 2018 Request for Applications (RFA). With this selection round, YouthForce NOLA is shifting to a sustaining partnerships model and will focus on five key efforts with schools: Establishing CPPS capstone […]

Shout Outs!

Shout Out: Dr. Jeffrey Gimble and LaCell When it comes to real-world skills, there’s no substitute for real work experience. Employers who partner with YouthForce NOLA make that possible. That’s why we’d like to give a BIG shout out to Dr. Jeffrey Gimble and his team at LaCell for going above and beyond. LaCell, a […]

New Guide Provides Overview of Work-based Learning

Education’s Next Horizon has released its latest policy brief: Work-based Learning: A Brief Guide for Louisiana Employers. The guide is designed specifically for Louisiana employers — to encourage and assist their adoption and expansion of work-based experiences as an effective workforce building strategy.

New Poll Results Stress Career and Tech Ed

The Cowen Institute has released the 2018 Perceptions of Public Education in New Orleans, an annual poll of voter perceptions of public education in the city. This year’s poll found that 90% of respondents believe all students should receive some Career and Technical Education.

Employers Play a Central Role in Preparing Students for Career Success

Given our focus on preparing students for real jobs with real-world skills, we partner closely with employers in our target industries to design and implement programs to prepare students for high-wage career pathways. Employers, including Ochsner Health System, Laitram, GE Digital, and the Carpenters Union, recently shared insights into career opportunities at a school leader […]

Calling All Employers: Host an Intern this Summer

A highlight of our collaboration with employers is our internship program where high school students participate in training followed by job experience with an employer, such as Concordia and Bhoomi Cane Water. We’re thrilled to report a record-breaking 345 students applied for our summer internship program. We are actively seeking employers to host student interns. […]