Students Explore High Wage Career Pathways at Second Annual Career Expo

More than 2,200 New Orleans public high school students explored careers in high-growth industries today at the second annual YouthForce NOLA Career Expo, presented by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans and Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Core Construction. The expo is one of YouthForce NOLA’s signature career […]

YouthForce NOLA Creates New Tool for Students

Now, students interested in various careers in healthcare have an easy step-by-step guide to plan and put them on the right track. Created in partnership with GNO, Inc. and the New Orleans Career Center, the Medical Assistant Career Map provides a description of the job, outlines the skills and training needed, and shows opportunities for […]

NOLA Educators Visit Nashville to Glean Best Practices

A group of YouthForce NOLA partner school educators recently spent a few days in Nashville, Tennessee to deepen their knowledge of high school career pathways programming. Educators from nine New Orleans schools were able to visit a variety of high schools in the Academies of Nashville network and learn about best practices across the nation. […]

Apply Now: Summer 2018 YouthForce Internships

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2018 Internships through March 29th! The YouthForce NOLA Internship program (YFI) provides a paid internship experience and exposure to the soft skills needed for success in high school, college, and the world of work. YFI is a competitive internship program for high school seniors at YouthForce NOLA partner […]

Shout Out: YFI Ambassadors

Understanding that peer recommendation and opinion are strong influencers for all people, we created a structured system to engage YFI alumni to promote the internship program to increase application and completion rates. We’re so proud of our 16 Ambassadors from 11 YouthForce NOLA partner schools who have been working so hard to recruit their classmates […]

Request for Proposals: Career Technical Education Training Providers

The YouthForce NOLA Steering Committee seeks proposals from training providers who are interested in partnering and need support to seed, launch, or scale high-quality technical training coursework in the areas of Skilled Crafts, Health Sciences, and/or Digital Media/ Information Technology. This series of partnership opportunities is available to training providers so that they might move […]

Employers Partner to Provide Career Experiences and Real-World Learning

At YouthForce NOLA, “career-ready” is more than just a buzzword. Every one of our initiatives is directed at preparing New Orleans public school students to pursue rewarding career pathways and lead fulfilling lives. Needless to say, our career experience programs wouldn’t be possible without collaboration from area employers. More than 100 companies within YouthForce NOLA’s […]

Shout Out: GNO, Inc. + Junior Achievement

We partner with Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans and GNO, Inc. to ensure that our work is demand driven. JA connects industry professionals to the classroom and GNO, Inc. helps us engage employers for systems-level work to inform schools about job demand and the skills and credentials most valued by industry.

NOLA Educators Glean Best Practices in Denver

YouthForce NOLA hosted a learning tour at the end of January for New Orleans educators to observe and learn from career pathways programs in Denver Public Schools. This trip gathered 13 educators from YFN partner schools and representatives from Delgado Community College and the business community. Participants visited and observed a high school career and […]

YouthForce Meets Students & Families at the Urban League Schools Expo

We emphasize engaging families as partners in schools’ career pathways programs, because of the essential role family support plays in student decision-making and positive outcomes. We took advantage of the opportunity to exhibit at the Urban League Schools Expo earlier this month to speak with several dozen families and students about our programs and pathways […]