Wisconsin is one of the 10 states selected to participate in New Skills for Youth (NSFY), an initiative enhancing state efforts to increase the number of learners across the country who are prepared for success in both college and career. NSFY is a $75 million national initiative developed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group.
The Wisconsin NSFY team has worked to design and pilot a regional career pathways model for promoting college and career readiness with the aim of eventually scaling the model statewide. The NSFY team has worked with administrators and business leaders throughout the state to designate new high-quality career pathways and strengthen career advising services for students.
In 2018, Wisconsin’s main areas of focus were:
- Expanding access to career pathways through Pathways Wisconsin: The NSFY team continued its work in four pilot regions to develop and roll out new career pathways relevant to the needs of regional labor markets.
- Implementing Academic and Career Planning (ACP): The state continued to provide support for the implementation of the new statewide ACP framework, now in its first full year of implementation.
- Collecting college and career readiness indicators statewide: Wisconsin has established a central data collection system for college and career readiness indicators, which is expected to increase transparency at the school level.
To read more about the 10 New Skills for Youth states, visit the 2018 NSFY Snapshots series page.