New Skills ready network

New Skills ready network, launched by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2020, bolsters the firm’s efforts to support an inclusive economic recovery, as part of both their $350 million, five-year New Skills at Work initiative to prepare people for the future of work and their new $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity. Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group are working with six sites to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways in six US communities. The six New Skills ready network sites are:

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nashville Tennessee

These six sites are formulating new partnerships between local school systems, higher education, employers, and government entities to develop 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.

June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Boston, Massachusetts' New Skills ready network team, focusing on building a systems-change mindset among the cross-sector team and developing common and foundational definitions to signal their commitment to equity.

June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Columbus, Ohio's New Skills ready network team, focusing on developing relationships and building capacity across and within partner organizations and identifying and analyzing program areas to attend to career pathway quality.

June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Dallas, Texas' New Skills ready network team, focusing on developing a community-aligned view of labor market information (LMI) and creating a collaborative approach to work-based learning supported by a virtual internship toolkit.

June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Denver, Colorado's New Skills ready network team, focusing on building a shared data framework to better measure the impact of career pathways and mappting career pathways to ease learner transitions.

June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Nashville, Tennessee's New Skills ready network team, focusing on establishing a shared understanding around systemic barriers to racial equity and developing a data-sharing agreement between secondary and postsecondary institutions.