Dallas, Texas, is one of the six sites selected to participate in the New Skills ready network. This five-year initiative, launched by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2020, aims to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways. In the first year of the initiative, the Dallas, Texas, New Skills ready network team launched a virtual internship toolkit and employer recruitment campaign, completed their initial labor market information (LMI) analysis focusing on post-COVID-19 changes, started career pathway mapping, completed a landscape of middle school and high school career exploration activities and programs, and started an equity analysis of learner participation in career pathways.
This snapshot provides a summary of the two major priorities of Dallas, Texas’ New Skills ready network team:
- Developing a community-aligned view of LMI; and
- Creating a collaborative approach to work-based learning supported by a virtual internship toolkit.