“Economic opportunity is increasingly out of reach for millions of young people. Without the right skills or education, they find themselves stuck in low-skill, low-wage jobs or unemployed. We are investing in high-quality career-focused education programs so that more young people have a shot at real economic opportunity.”
-Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Younger generations deserve a chance at economic success. Failing to give younger people the right skills and education is not only a setback for them, it’s also a missed opportunity for businesses to advance with talent to help them grow and compete. To contribute to a skilled workforce, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is investing $75 million in high-quality career-focused education programs that lead to well-paying jobs and long-term careers.
With the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, the company is launching multi-million dollar competition for states to compete with programs that help students, k-12, learn high-skills and earn high-wage jobs.
As part of this overall initiative, JPMorgan Chase dedicated $35 million of grant funding for CCSSO to lead the New Skills for Youth grant opportunity for states, in partnership with Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group.
To learn more about the Career Readiness Initiative, click HERE.
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