Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC has announced that the company has made a $100,000 contribution to the New Orleans Career Center, in support of construction industry career preparation and technical training. The Boh Bros. funding is part of The NOLA Coalition’s effort to raise $15M to invest in youth service organizations in New Orleans. To date, nearly $5.5M of the 3-year goal has been raised, including $3.9M of the year-one $5M goal.
“Boh Bros. is pleased to support the important work of the New Orleans Career Center as it begins operations in its beautiful new space on Kerlerec Street,” said Robert S. Boh, Chairman and CEO of the company. “Giving young New Orleanians the opportunity to receive construction industry career preparation and technical training will provide our high school graduates an awareness of the options they have to shape their future. We encourage our industry peers to join us in making the Career Center a big success.”
The New Orleans Career Center transforms the lives of high school and adult students through career preparation and technical skills training which help participants earn industry-based credentials (IBCs) for employment in high-wage, high-demand industry sectors. NOCC graduates gain the skills, knowledge, and networks necessary to begin or continue a prosperous career in New Orleans.
“On behalf of The NOLA Coalition, we commend Boh Bros. for their investment in the New Orleans Career Center,” said Michael Hecht of GNO, Inc., one of the organizers of The NOLA Coalition. “Companies like Boh Bros. are demonstrating the win/win of investing in our youth, while preparing the workforce of tomorrow.”
The NOLA Coalition now consists of over 510 diverse members, and is pursuing a dual platform: Support for Public Safety, and Investment in Youth Services. The Boh Bros. donation is part of the second plank, wherein over 30 Orleans Parish youth service providers have already been funded.
Donations in support of the NOLA Coalition can be made directly to non-profits, or via the Greater New Orleans Foundation, here.