“Louisiana Awarded $2 Million to Improve Career Education”

Louisiana

~~“The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Wednesday announced Louisiana is one of 10 states to receive a three-year, $2 million grant through phase two of the New Skills for Youth (NSFY) grant opportunity to strengthen and expand career-education pathways for students.

 "This New Skills for Youth grant will provide tremendous support for our state's high school teachers and students in accessing high-quality workforce training, particularly in rural school districts and in support of our students with disabilities," said Gov. John Bel Edwards. "I'm confident that Louisiana's team of state and local education, economic development and workforce partners will make excellent use of these funds to dramatically improve the number of our young citizens prepared for college, career and life success."

 The phase two grant funds will be used to expand Jump Start, the state's innovative career and technical education program, said State Superintendent of Education John White. "These funds will allow our state to build upon Jump Start's strong foundation, expanding opportunities and resources that enable our students to earn the industry credentials they need to attain employment in Louisiana's most important industries."

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: 
01/11/2017
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