We Create New Career Paths
for Residents Ready to Earn More for Meaningful Work
Equipping residents with in-demand skills and connecting them to stable, well-paying job opportunities
What’s on Your Horizon?
We provide comprehensive stormwater management installation training so that locals can join the rising climate change mitigation industry as it grows.
A free course that serves as an on-ramp to individuals looking to earn their Commercials Driver’s Licenses.
Digital Skills for Adult Workers (DSR50+)
Courses and workshops for adult workers (50+) focused on digital essentials.
Green Infrastructure: High Demand, High Reward
Average salary in water management positions in Southeast Louisiana
Pay during Our 8-week Green Infrastructure Curriculum, so you don't need to comprimise paychecks while learning.
Job placement assistance available!
Thrive’s Green Workforce Training Program
Intentions: The Thrive Works Green program is specifically interested in working with individuals who have faced barriers to employment, such as previous incarceration or other systemic hardships. We know that opportunities can be inequitable. As New Orleans’s green industry grows, we want to put green opportunities and dollars into the hands of BIPOC, locals, and those dedicated to the resilience of the city.
Curriculum 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
Income Increase between the average New Orleans Black Household income and the average Louisiana Commercial Driver income.
Our CDL Program
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.
Digital Skills Readiness
StartingSummer & Fall 2022
Are you over 50 and looking to gain digital skills? Have you considered going back to work, exploring entrepreneurship, or switching careers? The Digital Skills Ready@50+TM program has the information you need to succeed.
AARP Foundation, in collaboration with OATS (Older Adults Technology Services), is proud to offer Digital Skills Ready@50+ trainings in your community. As the demand for digital skills in the labor market continues to grow, you can gain the knowledge required to be competitive in the job market and potentially earn higher compensation. You will have the opportunity to learn about:
• Video conferencing
• Networking tool
• Selecting a new computer
Thrive New Orleans is hosting free trainings near you at our Thrive 9th Ward Community Center. To register for an upcoming training, please contact Workforce Manager, Alex Patin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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1433 North Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, LA. 70116