Greater New Orleans has a proud legacy of developing a strong workforce in skilled trades and manufacturing. Innovation around space and energy exploration, as well as transformative solutions to environmental challenges have all taken place in Greater New Orleans due to the strong workforce and companies in the region. These advancements continue to drive our economy, as our expertise and products are exported around the world.
At GNO, Inc., we develop business and industry demand-driven programs to help meet the talent needs of our employers. Through our tools and resources like GNOCareerGuide.org, WorkNOLA.com, Employer Connections roundtable series, and demand-driven workforce initiative, GNOu, the region cultivates an ecosystem that connects industry, higher education, and local talent to the jobs of today and tomorrow. GNO Inc.’s GNOu programs are seen as a triple win: companies receive the employees they need; higher education partners receive market-relevant curricula for their students; and residents are better equipped and trained for the high-wage, high-demand jobs in our region.