Ports & Terminals

Port NOLA Launches Digital Learning Resources For Out-Of-School Students

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has joined a host of other organizations offering virtual tours and digital learning during the nationwide stay-at-home effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The port’s digital “Learning Toolbox” launched March 25 and aims to educate Louisiana students about the role the port and the broader maritime industry play in both the local and national economy and the everyday lives of Louisianians.

“During this unprecedented crisis, Port NOLA and our maritime partners are proud to continue to do our part as a vital link in the global supply chain so essential goods continue to reach our communities,” said Brandy Christian, president and CEO of the port. “This online student resource supports our goal of providing our region’s young people with greater access to information about the working river, during these unusual circumstances and beyond.”

Christian said another benefit of the Learning Toolbox is that it supports the port’s overall workforce development efforts.

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“For the port, it is important to engage our local student population about the importance of the local maritime industry and the types of careers generated within it,” she said. “Port NOLA’s maritime activity generates family-supporting jobs at all skill and educational levels, and we want to begin introducing this information to a younger audience as they progress through their studies and begin considering varying career paths.”

The Learning Toolbox, available to anyone online, offers a 20-minute “Port 101” video, a 360-degree virtual reality video highlighting day-to-day operations at the port and a Port NOLA coloring and activity book. The digital learning site also includes Port NOLA fact sheets and a photo gallery.

For more information, visit PortNOLA.com/community and look for the Digital Learning Toolbox link or contact Port NOLA’s community engagement manager, Cathy Alfonso, at cathy.alfonso@portnola.com.


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