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 sites to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways in six US communities.

Credit for Prior Learning Messaging Toolkit

  • Guide/Tool

This toolkit provides effective messages targeted to key audiences and strategies for dissemination to increase participation in Credit for Prior Learning among adult learners who are pursuing career pathways and CTE programs of study that lead to jobs in in-demand fields.

Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool

  • Guide/Tool

Fully inclusive Career Technical Education (CTE) programs should not just reflect current program representation, but rather the communities where learners will work and build their lives. The Achieving Inclusive CTE Goal-Setting Tool strives to equip state and local CTE and career pathways leaders to approach program participation and outcomes data and goal setting with an inclusive and representative lens. 

Elevating Family Voice In Career Pathways

  • Policy

This brief provides framing and promising local and state practices to embed family engagement systems, structures, policies and processes to build the capacity to form trusting, deeper partnerships that are integrated into all aspects of improvement strategies for career pathways.

Embedding Credit For Prior Learning in Career Pathways

  • Guide/Tool

This tool, developed by workgroup members representing various state agencies, advances that any policy — be it regulatory, legislative or programmatic — related to the effective development and implementation of CPL should include and/or address five core elements.