In recognition of National Workforce Development Month, Kingsley House will convene education and training providers, employers, community organizations and the local workforce for workshops and programming.
The week culminates with a luncheon on Friday, September 10th, with keynote speaker Ava Cates, Secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and an overview of the local workforce landscape by Norman Barnum, interim CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA).
Topics include Supports to Remove Barriers to Employment, Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated, Employment Trends, plus a Resource Fair! (see details below)
Presented in partnership with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, join us to meet with employers hiring in Healthcare, Hospitality, Advanced Manufacturing industries and more!
Join us to hear about the status of the workforce landscape in our city and state.
The week culminates with a luncheon on Friday, September 10th, with keynote speaker Ava Cates, Secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and an overview of the local workforce landscape by Norman Barnum, interim CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA). This event has a registration fee.
Chad Sanders – The First 72+, Co-Executive Director
The Honorable Marcus DeLarge – Orleans Criminal District Court, Section K
Laura Tuggle – Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Executive Director
Patrick Young – City of New Orleans Office of Gun Violence Prevention, Director and Sharp Men NOLA, Founder and Executive Director
Gina Swanson Gray – WDSU-TV, Anchor/Reporter
Job Seekers and Workforce members
Mary Ambrose, LMSW – United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Chief Impact Officer
Lona Hankins – New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure and Planning
Zwena Moore-Randolph – Ascension DePaul Community Health Center of New Orleans, Director of Business Development and Community Engagement
Mary Schultheis – Crescent City Family Services, Executive Director
Lunch provided by RPM Pizza.
Dr. Margaret Montgomery Richard – DMM and Associates, Principal
Lauren King – Greater New Orleans Foundation, Director, Workforce Programs
Erika Wright – JP Morgan Chase & Co., Vice President of Global Philanthropy
Gregory Curtis – New Orleans Workforce Development/Board Chair and Windsor Court Hotel, Director of Human Resources
Shannon Joseph – Ochsner Health System, Director, Talent Management – Workforce Development
Sunae Villavaso – City of New Orleans, Director of the Office of Workforce Development
Arlanda Williams – Delgado Community College, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development
Dial 7-1-1 to use Hamilton Relay in Louisiana, or call one of the toll free numbers below:
Spanish-to-Spanish: 800-737-1813 (includes Spanish-to-Spanish and translation from English to Spanish)