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 Working with Employers To
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Our Employer Partners Are Shaping Our City’s Future Workforce

YouthForce NOLA partners with nearly 200 of our region’s employers with one goal in mind: to better prepare our youth and our city for the next stage of economic growth. We are grateful to our partners, Greater New Orleans, Inc., Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, and New Orleans Business Alliance for their assistance in coordinating this industry involvement and investment in our city’s youth. To solve this, we work with employers to increase career awareness among educators and youth, inform policymakers on workforce development needs, and connect young people with career growth opportunities.


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.




Career Awareness


Job Shadowing


Resources for employer partners

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Our Employer Partners

100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans


ABC Bayou

Acadian Ambulance Services

Access Health Louisiana


Acqua First Safety


Adams and Reese LLP

Alliance Refinery - Phillips 66

All Star Electrical, Inc.

American Institute of Architects

Antares Technology Solutions

Arts Council of New Orleans

Audubon Fertility

Audubon Nature Institute

AxoSim Technologies, Inc.

Barriere Construction

Bellweather Technology

Bernard Wealth Management Corp.

Best Buy Co., Inc.

Better Day Health

Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald (BMF)

Bhoomi Cane Water

Big Easy Bucha

Blessey Marine

Boh Bros Construction LLC

Broadmoor, LLC

Cajun Industries, LLC

Canal Barge Capital One

Central South Carpenters

C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC



City of New Orleans Health Department

City of New Orleans IT Department

City of New Orleans Office of Resilience and Sustainability Coaxum Enterprises, Inc.

Coburn Supply Co.

Command Construction Industries, LLC

Commander’s Palace

Common Ground Health Clinic

CommTech Industries

Community Plates

Community Works of LA

Compliance Partners

Concordia, LLC

CORE Construction

Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.

Daughters of Charity Health Centers

Delgado Community College

Durr Heavy Construction

Electric Girls

Energy Wise Alliance


Entrescan, LLC

Enwave/Brookfield District Energy

Eskew Dumez Ripple


Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fishman Haygood

Flexicrew Staffing

FSC Interactive

Gallo Mechanical


GeChar Arts & Entertainment, INC

GE Digital


Get Online NOLA

Gibbs Construction


Global Geospatial Institute

GMc and Company, Inc.

Good Work Network

Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Hotel Provincial


HRI Properties

Hyatt French Quarter

Hyatt Regency

Iberia Bank

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

ILSI Engineering


InXile Entertainment, Inc.

ISC Constructors, LLC


Jack’s Electric Service


Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

Kern Studios


Kingsley House

LA Cell

Laborde Products, Inc.


Lambeth House

Landis Construction Co., LLC


LCMC Health

Liberty Bank

Lincoln Electric


Louis Armstrong International Airport

Louisiana Public Health Institute

Louisiana State

University Health Sciences Center

Louisiana SPCA

Lucid, LLC

Magnolia Physical Therapy

Making Connections NOLA

Malone Electrical Services

Mapp Construction

Mathes Brierre Architects

Microsoft Corporation

M S Benbow & Associates

Music Box Village

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

New Orleans and Co.(formerly Convention and Visitors Bureau)

New Orleans Aviation Board

New Orleans BioInnovation Center

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute

New Orleans EMS

New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network

New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMAF)

New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC)


Ochsner Health System

Operation Spark

Orleans Parish School Board

Palmisano Contractors

PBF Energy Partners

Peter Mayer Advertising Pontchartrain Mechanical

Port of New Orleans

PosiGen Solar Solutions

Ready Responders

Recovery School District

Revelry Labs

RTA/Transdev Services

Sabiston Consultants

Scholar’s First Transportation

Search Influence

Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans



Solomon Group Productions, LLC

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)

Spears Group

Special Education Leader Fellowship

Square Button Consulting

STEM Library Lab

Textron Marine & Land Systems, Inc.

The Calling Card

The Dow Chemical Company

The Ehrhardt Group

The Idea Village

This Mama Wines

Torsh, Inc.

Trahan Architects

Trapolin Peer

Tulane University

Tulane Medical Center/Hospital Corporation of America


Turn Services

Turner Industries

Ultimate Technical Solutions, Inc.

unCommon Construction

United Healthcare

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Universal Data, Inc.

University of New Orleans

Up2Us Sports

Urban League of Louisiana

US Department of Homeland Security

Veolia Water Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia

VIA Link

Vinson Guard

VPG Enterprises

Waldemar Nelson

Whetstone Education

Woodward Design + Build

WWII Museum


Xavier University

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)

From our 2015 inception to December 2018, these employer partners have provided learning experiences for our students and educators, from student internships and educator externships to site visits and exhibitions at the YouthForce Career Expo. Bolded organizations have participated in more than one of these opportunities.

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Teachers need to be able to connect their curriculum to careers because it brings real-world experiences into the classroom. Through externship experiences organized by YouthForce NOLA and Junior Achievement, educators visit employers to experience and learn what the world of work is like.

Educator Workshops

Members of our Employer Hub helped organize a variety of work-based learning experiences and in-class career-focused programming and demonstrations. In partnership with Junior Achievement, the Employer Hub brings in critical partners to expose and prepare our students for the world.

Inform credentials/curriculum

To ensure our young people are receiving quality career-oriented education, we need the input and guidance of our region’s employers. YouthForce NOLA brings together employers to develop new credentials, shape classroom curricula, and advocate for policy -- all in service of our future leaders.

Educator Understanding

Businesses across New Orleans are opening their doors to the city’s students and educators to facilitate career exploration and help students develop the hard and soft skills they need for the world of work. Be the kind of company that invests in future leaders.

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