JPMorgan Chase announced a $3 million New Skills for Youth investment to expand access to opportunity in the Dallas region and provide students with necessary education and skills to secure well-paying, high-demand careers in growing local industries. Partnering with Dallas County Promise, this investment will substantially increase the number of young people graduating from the region’s public high schools with career opportunities in healthcare and information technology sectors. Since 2014, the firm has invested $10 million in skills-related programs in the Dallas area.
“Too many young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, do not get a fair shot at economic opportunity,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase. “They continue to lack access to the education and skills necessary to get ahead. We cannot look away from this moral and economic crisis. It’s the responsibility of business and community leaders to work together to provide people with the skills they need to compete for today’s jobs and strengthen the Dallas economy.”
in the region’s healthcare and information technology sectors, respectively. Median hourly wages for in-demand roles, such as surgical technologists and help desk support, can be over $20 an hour.middle-skills jobsThe Dallas region consistently ranks among the top metro areas in employment growth, but opportunities are not shared equally among all in the community. Between 2013 and 2018, there was 3.6 percent and 5.5 percent average annual job growth for