In order to build awareness, facilitate exploration, and ensure students develop the soft skills and access the technical training needed for the world of work, businesses across New Orleans are opening their doors to students and educators. Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans are acting as employer-facing intermediaries to coordinate and centralize industry involvement and investment in work-based learning opportunities for students at YouthForce NOLA partner schools.
YouthForce NOLA runs an internship program for high school seniors, hosts a career expo, and facilitates job shadowing and other opportunities for students to explore careers in New Orleans and connect with industry professionals. To learn more and/or to get involved, contact us.
“The YouthForce students were quick to pick up on the tasks that we put in front of them. In addition, because the students came to us having had soft-skills and general professional skills training, they were easily accepted and welcomed into our workforce.” – Search Influence, YouthForce Internship Employer