Education Grant to Help Career Readiness

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A grant from the Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase and Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Advance CTE, will help the Indiana Department of Education develop a student career readiness plan. Indiana is one of 24 states to receive a $100,000 New Skills for Youth grant.

The IDOE says the grants are one piece of a five-year initiative developed by JPMorgan Chase to increase economic opportunity for young people. The goal is accomplished by strengthening career-focused education, beginning in high school.

"I look forward to further developing a comprehensive and detailed career readiness action plan with the support of the New Skills for Youth grant," said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. "As Superintendent, I am dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate from high school with the skills they need to be successful. These funds will help us move towards that goal."

The IDOE says it will continue to work with state education and career stakeholders to advance Indiana's career readiness plan. The grant comes with expert technical assistance and peer support from other grant recipients.

The state will be eligible to apply for a phase two New Skills for Youth grant to implement its career readiness action plan once development is complete.

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