Youth Career Pathways (YCP)

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Per Scholas Youth Career Pathways (YCP) strategy works to build systemic and long-term sources of talent that will ensure that young people from overlooked communities are ready for the tech jobs of the future.

In November 2018, Champion Partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a $1 million philanthropic commitment to Per Scholas as part of the corporation’s overall $6 million investment towards the New Skills for Youth Initiative (NSFY) in the Bronx. This national campaign, which launched in 2016, aims to strengthen career readiness approaches by building high-quality career pathways that close critical skills gaps and provides youth with on-ramps to post-secondary training and education beyond high school.

YCP designs simulated work-based learning experiences that expose youth to careers in tech through curricula taught in high schools. The modules introduce employer-informed tech and career skills and engage teachers in externships that build their professional knowledge of tech trends in the workplace.

WHAT WE DO

Partner with High Schools

Build their capacity to develop pathways to careers in tech, and ensure that young people and their families have multiple postsecondary opportunities when it comes to planning their future in technology.

Partner with Employers

Align our curriculum to in-demand skills that will be needed for careers in the future, and create bridges and touch-points between high schools and employers across a variety of sectors.

Partner with Youth and Families

So that high school students can have the choice to seamlessly transition to Per Scholas’ tuition-free training tracks after graduation.

To learn more about YCP’s teacher training program and Technology Careers Exploration Program Curriculum, visit their website.

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