The goal of New Hampshire’s career readiness work is to increase postsecondary attainment to increase the economic success of the state and its citizens. The state team used its New Skills for Youth (NSFY) Phase One grant period to build on existing innovations in locally-driven competency-based education (CBE) systems. The team began work to incorporate a new definition of high-quality career pathways into the state’s existing CBE accountability system and focused on preparing career pathway travelers and leveraging the state’s existing Career Pathways System.
Phase One of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s New Skills for Youth grant extended from May to October 2016. With bold visions for improving career readiness in K-12 education, each Phase One state spent the grant period performing a diagnostic assessment of their career preparation system and preparing for implementation of a new action plan. This snapshot describes New Hampshire's experience and progress in Phase One, including promising practices and innovations. Additional snapshots from other Phase One New Skills for Youth states are available here.