Tech-2-Talent Youth Expo Will Encourage Technology Careers
NEW ORLEANS – LifeSkills Foundation will host the first annual Tech-2-Talent Youth Expo on Saturday, March 14 at the Mel Ott Multi-Purpose Center, 2301 Belle Chasse Highway in Gretna. The event is an interactive tech expo and speakers forum designed to encourage young people and their parents to learn about information technology, computer science, engineering, healthcare, cybersecurity and digital media.
Co-sponsored by DXC Technology and OnPath Federal Credit Union, the event will educate and inform attendees about traditional and non-traditional pathways, certifications and experiential learning opportunities that can lead to successful careers in hard and soft-skill positions in various industries. Attendees will learn how technology skills can translate to long-term careers. In addition, attendees will be trained on a tech skill in 20 minutes or less during the Tech20 Interactive Showcase.
“Pursuing a job in tech—whether it’s digital media, coding or health IT— is not only a great idea, but it lays the foundation for a career that can generate great pay and longevity as well as equip youth with the tools they need to successfully reinvest into the community,” said Michelle Jackson, executive director of LifeSkills Foundation. “Our goal is to work with local stakeholders to offer youth, at all skill levels, a pathway to success in tech. If we can encourage one avid gamer to pursue a job as a video game designer or inspire a student who enjoys problem solving to pursue a job as a network administrator, we know we are moving in the right direction.”