Training the Essential Workforce

Hands-on Curriculums for Meaningful Jobs in Green Infrastructure, Transportation, and Software Design

ThriveWorks Green

Creating meaningful employment pathways by equipping residents with in-demand skills and connecting them to stable, well-paying job opportunities

New Lives, New Careers

Claim Your Future Path:

ThriveWorks Green Information Session

October – NOVEMBER 2021

Every Friday until December 2021 you are welcome to join us for an information session on our green workforce training program. 10am-11am at Thrive 9th Ward – 36000 Desire Pkway

Green Infrastructure Jobs: High Demand, High Reward

8-week program
Applications Open until December 2021

Objectives: Gain unique and valuable knowledge of Green Infrastructure (how to install rain gardens, permeable pavers, bioswales, and more). Sharpen your skills on a intallation with your cohort during a  boots-on-the-ground apprenticeship. Make connections in the field and begin a new job.

Benefits: Earn a stipend of $12/hour for 40 hours/week over the course of 8-weeks. Job placement assistance to get you set up in your new career right away.


☑ OSHA trained


☑Clean Water Certificate

Commercial Driving: Better Schedules, Better Wages

40-Hour Course
Applications Open soon!

Objectives: Give you the knowledge and confidence to earn your CDL License and open endless doors for higher paid positions.

Benefits: The total cost of the course is waived and paid for by Thrive 9th Ward. Our course instructor is Sherleen Cooper, owner and operator of Coopers Defensive Driving School LLC. She is state certified to train new students to receive Class B licenses. 


☑ Class B license with the airbrake, passenger, and school bus endorsements.

Software and Programming Course

Coming Soon

Objectives: Coming Soon

Benefits: Coming Soon


☑ Coming Soon 

Hear From our Thrive Works Program Grads:

Joseph’s Story: Building a Strong Foundation for Impact

Written: June 2021 by Jasper Roberson-Schulz and Emily Eckland It is a late spring day over the welcoming Jerusalem Baptist Church in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood of New Orleans, and a periodic cool breeze offers a nice reprieve from the afternoon heat. The...

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