New Orleans’ Growing Industries


YouthForce NOLA is focused on exposing and preparing students for career pathways in industries with the greatest economic opportunity and potential for continued career growth. In particular, we focus on three high-wage, high-demand regional industry clusters and pathways within those clusters that are accessible for high schoolers:

  • Skilled Crafts (including jobs in advanced manufacturing, construction, environmental management, energy, engineering, etc.),
  • Health Sciences (including jobs in biosciences and health care), and
  • Digital Media/IT (including jobs in software development, networking, graphic design, and information technology).

Learn more about these industries and career pathways here.