Wisconsin is one of the 10 states selected to participate in New Skills for Youth (NSFY), an initiative enhancing state efforts to increase the number of kids across the country who are prepared for success in both college and career. NSFY is a $75 million, five-year initiative developed by JPMorgan Chase in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group.
In Phase One of the initiative, the Wisconsin NSFY team investigated equity gaps and launched a strategy to define and scale high-quality career pathways throughout the state. Phase Two of the NSFY initiative began in January 2017. This snapshot profiles Wisconsin’s progress in the first year of Phase Two, including:
- Implementing Pathways Wisconsin: A cross-sector team developed criteria for assessing high-quality career pathways and put plans in place to develop and scale high-quality career pathways through a regional approach.
- Scaling academic and career planning statewide: Following years of planning and piloting, Wisconsin’s Academic and Career Plan was scaled statewide.
- Engaging employers: Wisconsin secured local industry buy-in through the business-education platform InSPIRE and the revision of the Business Friends of Education (BFoE) recognition program.
To learn more about this work, read Wisconsin’s NSFY Phase One Snapshot.