From 2016 through 2019, 10 states strengthened their career readiness systems through the New Skills for Youth initiative (NSFY), a $75 million national investment by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to enhance state efforts to increase the number of learners across the country who are prepared for success in both college and career. As part of this initiative, the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group worked with states to improve their career readiness systems.
Through NSFY, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin took action to develop and scale high-quality career pathways, expand access to work-based learning opportunities, strengthen data and accountability to incentivize career readiness, and lay the foundation for sustaining career readiness efforts. This report examines the impact of these states across the entire initiative and highlights the state role in catalyzing and transforming career readiness opportunities for youth.
To learn more about the work of the states featured in this report, visit the New Skills for Youth Impact Snapshots series page.