About New Skills Nashville

Our Vision

With cross-sector stakeholder leadership, New Skills Ready-Nashville will build high-quality career pathways with a focus on students who are underserved and under-resourced in four Metro Nashville Public Schools - Maplewood, Overton, Pearl-Cohn, and Whites Creek. Students will be supported to and through postsecondary education and into high-growth, high-wage careers in the local economy. Systemic inequities, barriers to postsecondary access, persistence, and success will be addressed.

Our Priorities

Project Partners

The New Skills Ready Network

New Skills ready network, launched by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2020, bolsters the firm’s efforts to support an inclusive economic recovery, as part of both their $350 million, five-year New Skills at Work initiative to prepare people for the future of work and their new $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity. Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group are working with sites to improve student completion of high-quality career pathways in six US communities. The six New Skills ready network sites are:

  • Boston, Massachusetts

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Dallas, Texas

  • Denver, Colorado

  • Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Nashville, Tennessee.

These sites are formulating new partnerships between local school systems, higher education, employers, and government entities to develop pathways and policy recommendations that give underserved students access to higher education and real-world work experiences that lead to high-wage, in-demand jobs.

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