New Skills Ready Network Resources

New Skills Ready Network

In 2020, Advance CTE, in partnership with Education Strategy Group, launched the five-year New Skills ready network initiative, supported by JPMorgan Chase, to advance the expansion of high-quality career pathways in select sites around the country.

The New Skills ready network bolsters JPMorgan Chase’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 $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity.

Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group are working with six U.S. sites to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways. The site teams consist of partners from local school systems, higher education, employers, and state agencies focusing on four priority areas: strengthening the alignment and rigor of career pathways, expanding real-world work experiences, improving transitions to postsecondary success and closing equity gaps. Advance CTE is providing research and resources to support sites to meet the objectives of the initiative and translate lessons from the sites into tools and resources that can be leveraged across the nation.

Our Sites, Partners and Priorities

Advance CTE Announces Partnership with the New Skills ready network

Advance CTE is honored and excited to continue our relationship with JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a co-lead of the New Skills ready network. Career Technical Education is more important than ever in today’s economy, striving to provide each learner with equitable access to the knowledge and real-world skills that prepare them for careers in essential industries.

Year Three Annual Report and Snapshots

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 and 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.

View all resources produced through the New Skills ready network to share promising practices and lessons learned on developing equitable 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.

Learn more about the impact of the New Skills ready network across the country through short video interviews with site and initiative leaders. 



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