November 1, 2017

Meeting Planned Nov. 27 to Shape Career and Technical Training for High School Students

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Manufacturers, high school administrators and local workforce-related agencies are invited to a forum on Monday, Nov. 27 to outline regional apprenticeship-style training programs for high school students in Kentucky.

The New Skills for Youth (NSFY) 2017 Fall Forum will help employers, school districts and local agencies establish regional career academies to train students based on market demand. Kentucky NSFY offers planning grants to these teams.

The forum will feature Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt; Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet’s Deputy Secretary Brad Montell; JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Vice President of Global Philanthropy Alex Derkson; Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics Executive Director Kate Akers; NSFY Round 1 Grant Recipients; CTE Professionals and industry partners.

The event will also highlight the work underway with Kentucky NSFY’s first cohort of regional career academy teams and present NSFY’s vision to transform the delivery of career and technical education in the state.

The forum will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Office, 300 N. Main St. in Versailles. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-skills-for-youth-2017-fall-forum-registration-38413691385  

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is providing planning grant fund to NSFY.

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