Per Scholas Participates in JPMorgan Chase Panel: “The Opportunity to Expand Apprenticeships – A Field + Funder Conversation”
Earlier in November, Per Scholas received a $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to help expand apprenticeship opportunities for learners and scale programs for in-demand occupations ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.
We are one of four organizations to receive the philanthropic commitment totaling $3.5 million, and as a recipient, Per Scholas participated in a virtual panel discussion, “The Opportunity to Expand Apprenticeships – A Field + Funder Conversation,” on Thursday, November 16.
Per Scholas Chief of Staff Tamara Johnson joined Workforce Matters, JPMorgan Chase, Apprenticeships for America, and partners from Apprenti and New America for the event. The panelists discussed the policies and systems important to supporting the learn and earn ecosystem; promising practices that advance equitable access to and outcomes from apprenticeship programs; and how funder investments might help further expand apprenticeship opportunities.
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