Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. has awarded $20 million in grants to 10 states to build comprehensive career and technical education systems in collaboration with industries in their states.
The grants, announced last week, are part of New Skills for Youth, a $75 million JPMorgan Chase initiative aimed at improving career and tech-ed programs. The Council of Chief State School Officers and Advance CTE are working with JPMorgan Chase to evaluate states’ plans and support them.
The winning states are Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
Chris Minnich, the CCSSO’s executive director, said the grants are part of a major project undertaken by more than 40 states to modernize career education so that every student can graduate from high school well prepared to pursue a career.
A version of this article appeared in the January 18, 2017 edition of Education Week as 10 States Win $20 Million for Career Ed. Upgrades