Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the six sites selected to participate in the New Skills ready network. This five-year initiative, launched by JPMorgan Chase. in 2020, aims to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways. In the third year of the initiative, the Indianapolis, Indiana, New Skills ready network team built on work conducted in the first two years of the initiative, focusing heavily on developing a new career pathway and building advising tools. This included a second implementation phase of the state’s Next Level Programs of Study, designing a career advising framework and conducting asset mapping to determine the current state of work-based learning initiatives across education institutions.This snapshot provides a summary of the three major priorities of Indianapolis, Indiana’s New Skills ready network team:
- Increasing the number of high-quality career pathways across institutions;
- Aligning career advising practices across partners by building capacity and resources for learners; and
- Expanding employer engagement strategies to ensure that each career pathway includes high-quality work-based learning experiences.