NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville was chosen as one in every of six cities to obtain $7 million as a part of JPMorgan Chase’s New Expertise at Work funding.
Final 12 months, the banking group introduced a five-year plan to speculate $350 million within the rising demand for expert staff. The initiative will help neighborhood schools, non-traditional profession pathway packages and handle systemic inequalities.
In Nashville, the funds will present help for a seamless transition of underrepresented college students from Metro Nashville Public Faculties into Nashville State Group Faculty to earn a credential or diploma and enter a high-wage, high-demand profession. 4 Metro excessive colleges will initially be targeted on: Whites Creek, Pearl-Cohn, Maplewood and Overton.
“As Nashville’s Group Faculty, we’re grateful to JPMorgan Chase for this important funding to strengthen the communities we serve. The New Expertise Prepared assets will speed up the alignment of profession pathways for MNPS college students to seamlessly transition to Nashville State. Nashville State is targeted on scholar success and workforce growth. This grant ensures our college students have the fitting helps to remain on path to incomes the schooling and expertise vital to satisfy the wants of our various workforce,” stated Dr. Shanna L. Jackson, president of Nashville State Group Faculty.
JPMorgan Chase made the announcement on Tuesday morning throughout a digital assembly attended by Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and Mayor John Cooper.
“Because of the help of JPMorgan Chase, we are able to present even better alternatives and pathways for our college students in order that they will go away highschool and be ready to reach our rising financial system. Our partnerships with Nashville State and the Nashville Chamber will assist to indicate our college students their limitless potential in the event that they work exhausting and give attention to their future success,” stated Dr. Adrienne Battle, director of MNPS.
Different cities that may be a part of the New Expertise Prepared initiative embody Denver, Dallas, Columbus, Ohio, Boston and Indianapolis.