New Skills For Youth 2018 Phase Two Snapshots

State and national leaders are increasingly recognizing the need for high-quality career pathways to close critical skills gaps, strengthen state and regional economies, and provide every learner with an on-ramp to career success. To help states enact these transformations, JPMorgan Chase & Co. launched the New Skills for Youth (NSFY) initiative in 2016 in partnership with Advance CTE, the Council of Chief State School Officers and Education Strategy Group.

This series of state snapshots describes how states are working to transform career pathways for all learners and documents the work states completed in the second year of NSFY Phase Two, which ran from January to December 2018.

March 2019

This executive summary provides an overview of the progress New Skills for Youth states made in 2018 through the lens of equity and access. The report identifies common approaches states took to expand opportunities and connect marginalized learners with high-quality career pathways.