Impactful talent and workforce development involves connecting all members of our community. It includes both the employee and employer. It involves training and preparing the best assets of New Orleans—the people who live here. It also involves attracting to New Orleans and retaining the high-level talent needed for our growing economy. Our goal is to connect workers of all skill-levels and backgrounds to employers across multiple sectors and industries. The critical outcomes are better jobs with more economic opportunity and security for New Orleans residents; and, well-trained, work-ready employees for local businesses.