JPMorgan Chase and NY Community Trust Partner to Bring Middle-Skills Jobs Training
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has announced a $6 million commitment to expand access to middle-skill jobs for young people in the South Bronx.
Part of JPMorgan Chase's five-year, $75 million New Skills for Youth initiative, the effort will connect career and technical education schools in the South Bronx to New York City employers in three key sectors — health care, information technology, and transportation, distribution, and logistics.
Among other things, the funding from the financial services company and the JPMorgan Chase Fund at the New York Community Trust will focus on support for intermediaries in growing industries working to boost employer engagement and the development of career pathways; a new sustainable apprenticeship model for the transportation, distribution, and logistics industry; and the development of a data system to track the expansion of opportunities for work-based learning and internships and help match young people to those opportunities.
Organizations partnering in the initiative include New Visions for Public Schools, the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, the Consortium for Worker Education, and Per Scholas. . .