Advance CTE, a non-profit organization that represents directors and state leaders of career technical education, announced two new webinars for mid-December. They will focus on the New Youth Skills Initiative and postsecondary education quality in Colorado and Illinois.
New Skills for Youth Initiative
Thursday December 12, 2019
1 – 2 p.m. ET
The New Skills for Youth Initiative was created in 2016 by JPMorgan Chase, in partnership with Advance CTE, the Council of Chief State School Officers and Education Strategy Group, to accelerate state-led efforts to strengthen career readiness opportunities for youth. 10 states, including Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and others, received $2 million to go towards hands-on technical assistance and coaching to develop and executive their plans.
$4 million went towards schools in Detroit in 2016 to expand the amount of access to economic opportunity for young people.
As Detroit’s turnaround continues, we need to make sure our young people are prepared with the education and skills to take advantage of opportunities. JPMorgan Chase’s investment will help better prepare high school graduates for careers in Detroit’s economic recovery. – Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit
The three-year grant was designed to increase graduation rates and help graduates secure jobs.
We are excited about expanding career-focused educational programs that give Detroit’s young people opportunities to access career pathways in the city’s expanding sectors. Building off a model proven in other communities, the collaborative approach being taken by the city to solve tough issues is reflected in their commitment to work with civic, business and education leaders to better align education with the skills that growing business sectors need.” – Chauncy Lennon, Head of Workforce Initiatives, JPMorgan Chase
Postsecondary Education in Colorado, Illinois
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET
Advance CTE worked with the Colorado Community College System and the Illinois Community College Board to examine the quality of postsecondary education. Each state identified strengths and areas for improvement and made changes accordingly.
You can register for the webinars on their website.