Michael Bloomberg and Jamie Dimon make a case for a renewed, cross-sector commitment to career and technical education in a recent HuffPost op-ed: The Skills Schools Aren’t Teaching But Must. Bloomberg and JP Morgan are co-investing in cross-sector partnerships among schools, civic leadership and the private sector in New Orleans (YouthForce NOLA), Denver and Detroit that aim to better prepare youth for high skill jobs in health care, computer science and other industries that don’t require a post-secondary degree. Bloomberg and Dimon assert, “Long-term, broad-based economic growth depends on a strong and expanding middle class that is open to all Americans, not just college graduates. That is only possible if we reinvent vocational programs so that they are aligned with macroeconomic trends, growing local industries and jobs that offer opportunities for advancement.” Read the full post.
Bloomberg/JP Morgan Call for New Commitment to CTE