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JPMorgan Chase Announces $75 Million Investment to Support Career-Focused Education, Including State Competition

JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a new $75 million, five-year global initiative to address the youth unemployment crisis and expand young peoples’ access to economic opportunity. With the global economy requiring a more skilled workforce, New Skills for Youth is designed to increase dramatically the number of young people who complete career pathways that begin in high school and end with postsecondary degrees or credentials aligned with high-wage, high-demand jobs. One of the major component of the New Skills for Youth initiative is a state competition effort in which the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) are lead partners.

Read our full statement of support and Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO's op-ed in USA Today, learn more about the initiative, and the state competition

1/29/16 - Advancing Career Pathways for Kids, Huffington Post

1/27/16 - Young People Are in Economic Crisis Worldwide. This Bank Aims to Help, Inside Philanthropy 

1/19/16 - JPMorgan Chase Announces $75 Million to Fight Youth Unemployment, Chicago Tribune

1/19/16 - JPMorgan Chase Takes Aim at Youth Unemployment, CBS

1/19/16 - State Ed. Chiefs Offer &75 Million to States for Career Preparation Intiatives, Education Week


8/19/15 - Career Center 'Connects Learning to Actual Work,' Anniston Star

8/16/15 - Preparing for Real Life, Democrat Gazette 

6/30/15 - The Repackaging of Vocational Education, Capital 

6/30/15 - Notice From the Top: TCAT-s program honored at White House, Times-Gazette

6/30/15 - UVCC Instructor Invited to the White House, Troy Daily News

6/30/15 - Moody High School Principal, Student Recognized in Washington for Excellence in STEM Fields,

6/18/15 - CTE and STEM Education: Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin, Education Week 

6/10/15 - UVCC Partnerships Lead to Program Success, Dayton Daily News

4/20/15 - MAST Wins Excellence in Action Award, 

4/15/15 - Butte College Welding Program Gets National Recognition Action News Now

4/15/15 - Could Vocational Education Be the Answer to Failing High Schools? National Journal

4/14/15 - Upper Valley Career Center Honored with National Award 

4/9/15 - Career Technical Education Programs Honored for Excellence Education Week

4/9/15 - Henderson County High School Honored with National Excellence in Action Award, SurfKYNews

2/12/15 - 115 education groups: GOP No Child Left Behind legislation is vastly underfunded Washington Post

2/12/15 - Kaine Introduces Bill in Senate to Improve Career Readiness in Schools Augusta Free Press

2/9/15 - States Pass Array of Policies to Advance Career Technical Education Education Week

1/13/15 - Destroying Michigan’s Career Tech System to Save it Bridge

12/3/14 - Employer Engagement Landscape Revealed in Survey of Career Ed. Leaders Education Week 

12/1/14 - Task Force Outlines Strategies to Improve Career Education Programs Education Week

11/11/14 - Study: Payoffs Are Small for Short-Term Career Certificates Education Week 

10/23/14 - Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships Education Week 

9/10/14 - Kaine Introduces Bill to Set Up Career, Technical Education Programs in Middle Schools Augusta Free Press

8/26/14 - California Struggles with College and Career Readiness Education Week

8/24/14 - State, federal officials visit Tolsia High School The Herald-Dispatch

7/11/14 - Misconception on Four-Year College Degree RealityWorks

7/10/14 - CTE Associations Applaud Passage of WIOA STEMConnector

7/10/14 - Kaine, Portman Release Senate Career, Technical Education Bill Augusta Free Press

6/24/14 - TCAT Among Nation's Best Shelbyville Times-Gazette

6/18/14 - Benefits of a Technical Education WOTV 4 Women

6/16/14 - Announcing the Winners of the Achieving Excellence in Action Award for Outstanding Career Technical Education

6/16/14 - Announcing the Winners of the Achieving Excellence in Action Award for Outstanding Career Technical Education Reuters

5/21/14 - Dear Congress: A Letter from 200 Business Organizations Opportunity Nation

5/8/14 - Sisters, Jeff Co. Schools Get Tech Ed Grant Chinook Observer

5/1/14 - Smarter Balanced Asks Educators To Help Set Performance Levels for Online Assessments  The Journal

4/3/14 - Thompson Receives National Award for Leadership and Advocacy on Career and Technical Education Issues North Central PA News

3/31/14 - Jones Elected to NACTC Executive Board The Pasadena Citizen, Pasadena, TX

3/27/14 - Moody High School Recognized for Technology Classes KRIS-TV & KZTV 10, Corpus Christi, TX

3/25/14 - Kasich pushes for early vocational training WKSU, Columbus, OH

3/19/14 - Kid, I'm Sorry, but You're Just Not College Material