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Growhaus Foundation presents a digital education program that addresses the need for greater access to workforce development. M.A.D.D. Skills (Media Arts & Digital Design) supports open access creative and entrepreneurial development to New Orleans residents (ages 16 and up) by providing free to low-cost programs focused on developing new digital skills that can help them qualify for higher paying jobs and career opportunities.
Low on skills, short on opportunities.
The residents of New Orleans need greater access to educational resources for workforce development. After taking a look at key statistics about New Orleans' current employment economy, it is apparent that a large portion of the population in New Orleans are lacking (1) diversity in employment opportunities, (2) the skills to earn higher wages, (3) and access to the funding to pursue any form of higher education to be eligible for these opportunities.
Creating opportunity through community.
Our goal is to guide ages 16 and up through clear pathways to develop digitally-driven skills that help to promote themselves as members of the workforce or their business ideas, opportunities for professional advancement in creative industries, and culturally relevant tools to inspire further education and a future in creative entrepreneurship. Our vision is to extend as many branches to education, resources, and opportunity as we can through our programming. With the help of qualified teaching artists we offer a variety of high quality media and design courses designed to teach proficiency in leading industry softwares like Adobe Creative Cloud or Google Office Suite. This ensures that those looking to create their own paths can make an impact right here in New Orleans working for a local business, or joining the ever-growing gig economy. Basic digital courses will be made available to members of the community costing anywhere from $0-$45. Members enrolling in advanced digital courses can pay anywhere from $50-$120 per course, which is more than 50% less than the cost to enroll in a college course in Louisiana.