“The job opportunities that are opening up do not necessarily require college degrees, nor do they demand an educational background beyond the reach of most job seekers. But they do require specialized skills that can only be attained through focused and effective training. The challenge is giving workers the chance to acquire the right skills for the jobs in their communities.”- Jamie Dimon, CEO J.P. Morgan Chase
In the January 5th Politico, Dimon and Marlene Selzer president and CEO of Jobs for the Future discuss their new initiative to address the need for 4 million jobs going unclaimed because of lack of skills.
Employers in the United States, Europe and elsewhere have diminished demand for low-skill workers and those jobs that are available are often at low wages with limited opportunities. At the same time, demand is growing for middle-skill workers—machinists, technicians, health care practitioners and a broad range of other roles.
New Skills at Work research and programming will focus on major U.S. and European urban areas, with an initial focus on Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and London. Specific grants and partnerships for individual cities will be announced in the early months of 2014.
The partnerships that New Skills at Work will develop with non-profit organizations will aim to expand education and training programs that are proven effective at helping Americans acquire new job skills and find employment in their communities. For example, Year Up was specifically chosen for their targeted job training investments that help support young people ages 16 to 24 – both those who are currently enrolled in school and those who are not on a path towards a degree – as well as adults who are underemployed or need additional training to progress in a career or transition to a new field.
Read the full article on Politico
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