Wisconsin Receives $2 Million Grant to Improve Career Pathways
January 12, 2017
WCER is pleased to be among the many partners contributing to this important multi-phase project. WCER researchers conducted a needs assessment of a career pathways system that helped inform the action plan that won this second phase grant award.
From the press release:
A $2 million New Skills for Youth grant announced today at a press conference in Beaver Dam will strengthen and expand career-education opportunities for Wisconsin students. The state is one of 10 grant recipients announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase.
The three-year grant will allow Wisconsin to build on existing efforts in the state’s 16 technical college regions to connect student interests and workforce needs. Grant funding will support the new Regional Career Pathways Project, which will draw on CEO Champions within four pilot regions to connect workforce-relevant education and training to local industry needs. This will give students the ability to see where professional opportunities exist and allow the business community to share their future employment needs.