New Skills ready network Year Three Annual Report

 This annual report provides an overview of strides to achieve high-quality, equitable career pathways across six sites participating in the New Skills ready network initiative. provides an overview of the New Skills ready network initiative; highlights key steps forward for sites across the four project priorities; and identifies lessons learned from year three.With the support of Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group, the six New Skills ready network sites - Boston, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Nashville, Tennessee - integrated high-quality work-based learning and early career exposure opportunities within all career pathways and facilitated learner career pathway progression and transitions through secondary and postsecondary institutions. Additionally, the teams expanded learner access to coordinated, holistic and equitable college and career advising and improved access to and the quality of high-wage, high-demand career pathways that prepare learners for careers that provide family-sustaining wages.The sites also executed year three action plans associated with the four priority areas:

  1. Strengthening the alignment and rigor of career pathways;
  2. Designing, implementing and scaling real-world work experiences;
  3. Building seamless transitions to support postsecondary success; and 
  4. Closing equity gaps.

In addition to the annual report, each site's priorities and accomplishments are detailed in a corresponding Year site snapshot:

These resources were produced through  JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills ready network, a five-year, $35 million initiative aimed at developing equitable career pathways and policy recommendations that give underserved students access to higher education and real-world work experiences that lead to high-wage, in-demand jobs. This initiative is part of JPMorgan Chase’s  $350 million initiative to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways and a $30 billion commitment to advancing racial equity.

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June 2023
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