Grants

National Governors Association Grant 2016 Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning

Overview

The initiative focuses on the commitment to ensure more young people graduate from high school prepared for college and well-paying careers. This grant will allow Utah to develop detailed career readiness action plans, which are an essential step to expanding economic opportunity for young people.

The 18-month leadership program focuses on helping state teams incorporate work-based learning into their overall talent pipeline as a way to establish clear career pathways for young people and develop a skilled workforce.

Utah Strategies

Identify Partners

Replicate Successful Models

ReFocus Career Pathways

Scale STEM Intensive Industries

Initiate Policy Changes

Utah Activities

Governor’s Summit

Statewide Advertising

Map Existing WBL Support

Career Pathways Connections

Scale Talent Development Systems

5-Year Action Plan

Assessment Plan

Utah Partners

Department of Workforce Services

Office of the Governor

Salt Lake Chamber

Utah Technology College

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

Utah State Board of Education

Utah System of Higher Education

Women Tech Council

Other State Grantees

Indiana - Iowa - Montana - New Hampshire - Utah - Washington

Newsroom

States Look to Increase Career Opportunities for Young Workforce 
National Governors Association (NGA)

Utah Receives Grant from National Governors Association to Work on Replicating Utah Aerospace Pathways Project in Other Industries 
Utah System of Higher Education

New Skills for Youth

Overview

The initiative focuses on the commitment to ensure more young people graduate from high school prepared for college and well-paying careers. This grant will allow Utah to develop detailed career readiness action plans, which are an essential step to expanding economic opportunity for young people.

  • Through phase one of the New Skills for Youth grant, Utah received a $100,000 six-month grant to perform a diagnostic assessment of Utah’s career preparation system and prepare for implementation of a new action plan.
  • Phase one states are eligible to apply for phase two grants in fall 2016, which approximately 10 states will receive up to $2 million each over three years to help execute the plans they developed in phase one.

Other State Grantees

California - Delaware - District of Columbia - Hawaii - Illinois - Indiana - Kentucky - Louisiana - Massachusetts - Mississippi - Montana - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - North Carolina - Ohio - Oklahoma - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - Tennessee - Utah - Vermont  -Washington - Wisconsin

Newsroom

New Skills for Youth: Investing $75M Today to Build Tomorrow’s Economy 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

States Awarded Grants to Improve Career Preparation Systems for Young People 
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

“We are anxious to develop a career readiness action plan for our students and pleased to be a part of this helpful public-private partnership to move this critical work forward. This grant gives Utah the assistance and support needed to meet Utah student needs in both school and the workforce,” said Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction.