YouthForce NOLA To Host Inaugural Career Expo Thursday
NEW ORLEANS – More than 50 companies, institutions of higher education and technical training providers from the digital media/ IT, health sciences and skilled crafts industries will be represented at the YouthForce NOLA Career Expo, Thursday, March 9, at Xavier University’s Convocation Center, 7910 Stroelitz St., from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presented by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans and Greater New Orleans, Inc., the YouthForce NOLA Career Expo will reach more than 2,100 high school students from 16 YouthForce NOLA partner schools.
YouthForce NOLA is an education, business and civic partnership designed to better connect New Orleans public school students to career pathways in high-wage, high-demand industries. At the YouthForce NOLA Career Expo, high school sophomores will be engaged and inspired to consider their futures through interactive demonstrations and direct conversations with industry professionals, event reps said.
The goal of the Career Expo is to facilitate post-secondary success for high school students by providing interactive engagement with industry professionals and training providers in the region’s high-wage, high-demand industry clusters.