JP Morgan Chase announces $7 million commitment to Nashville career pathway programs

Nashville is one of six cities slated to receive $7 million from JPMorgan Chase to support career pathways for underrepresented students, the company announced Tuesday.

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JP Morgan Chase & Co. | Banking, financial services | 2019 employees: 10,000 | 2018 employees: 10,400 | Ownership: Public | Headquarters: New York |

The commitment is part of JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work investment, one branch of the company’s $350 million, five-year global initiative that aims to meet a growing demand for skilled workers, according to a news release from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.


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In Nashville, the New Skills Ready program will support underrepresented students from four Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools high schools as they transition to Nashville State Community College, where they will earn credentials or degrees in anticipation of entering the workforce.

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The Best Online University Programs Based On Their ROI

As more students turn to online education during the pandemic, they’re becoming increasingly interested in learning about the costs and payoffs of online degree programs. Now, Optimal (formerly the SR Education Group and the host for has rebranded its Guide to Online Schools as a new source of such information.

The new product is called OnlineU, and this month it released 2021 Best Colleges for Return on Investment Rankings. The rankings are based on major-specific median salary and mean debt numbers gathered from the U. S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.

“The pandemic has significantly accelerated the growth of online learning and delivered us into a territory where there is not a lot of qualitative or quantitative information

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Georgia Tech Professional Education Expands and Updates Military Programs for Active Duty Service Member Professional Development

SAVANNAH AND ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Georgia Tech Professional Education is updating its impressive selection of Military Programs, which now includes the addition of U.S. Army Credentialing Assistance opportunities to assist active duty service members.

Credentialing Assistance allows soldiers from around the nation to pursue credentials and off-duty training programs that support their professional development and prepare them for meaningful employment upon transition from service.

Georgia Tech Professional Education’s military programs offer skill development in sought-after subjects, such as lean six sigma and project management. Upon completion, participants receive a professional certificate from a world-renowned academic institution and are better positioned for career advancement.

U.S. Army Credentialing Assistance funds training for soldiers that leads to credentials, licensure, certification and even recertification through ACCESS, ArmyU plus books, fees, materials and exams. Georgia Tech Professional Education programs are CA-eligible and available online, making it easy for service members

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Trump attack on diversity programs leads Texas State to pause training

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Texas State University said this month that it is “pausing” its employee diversity training, as it scrambles to understand the impact of a recent executive order by President Donald Trump to ban some forms of anti-racism programming among federal grant recipients that he calls “divisive” and “anti-American.”

Employees were informed of the change in a Oct. 5 email from President Denise Trauth.

“Texas State University receives federal dollars in various capacities including to support pre-college students … college students via Pell [grants], and our faculty via scores of federal grants,” Trauth wrote, adding in an Oct. 9 email that students receive over $260 million in federal financial aid alone. “We do not want to jeopardize this critical financial support that so many in our community rely upon.”

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America’s gifted education programs have a race problem. Can it be fixed?

This article about gifted education was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This is part 1 of the series “Gifted Education’s Race Problem.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, 3 miles and a world apart.

In airy PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted, in affluent, white north Buffalo, 22 would-be Arctic explorers wrestled with how to build a shelter if their team leader had frostbite and snow blindness. Unusually for Buffalo’s public schools — where 20 percent of students are white and 46 percent are Black — about half of the fourth grade class was white.

In PS 61 Arthur O. Eve, on the city’s majority-Black East Side, 13 first graders, all of them Black, Latino or Asian American, folded paper

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New National Biotech Training Programs to Support Youth Employment

BioTalent Canada launched its new national online training program: “Essential Skills Fundamentals for the Canadian bio-economy” today. The training program has been developed to address skills gaps identified by both post-secondary institutions and Canada’s fastest-growing bio-economy employers.

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The courses will be available to hundreds of students and employer participants from BioTalent Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) and other wage subsidy programs in both English and French online. The courses were funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program.

Bio-economy employers have long identified an essential skills and knowledge gap in new bio-economy employees, as discussed in BioTalent Canada’s most recent Labour Market Information research brief “The Talent Differential: The case for work-integrated learning in the bio-economy.”

“As the Canadian biosciences sector continues its rapid growth, it’s imperative that the workforce—and new

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Early Career Programs – NBA Careers


Our Summer Internship Program is a hands-on opportunity for enrolled college students to build their work experience and learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the NBA league office. Over the 10-week program, summer interns participate in a series of events and activities exposing them to the many facets of the NBA’s business, including the WNBA and NBA G League.

Applicant placement within an NBA department is based on the NBA’s business needs, as well as the candidate’s interest, experience, leadership skills and academic achievement. All positions are located at the NBA league offices in either New York City (midtown Manhattan) or Secaucus, New Jersey.

To qualify for the Internship Program, students must be either (a) enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university and be between their junior and senior year OR (b) graduate students (typically MBA) between their first and second years, or law students between years one

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You Could Be Working In Your New Career in Just 8 Months!

Look ahead five years from now. Where do you see yourself? Working the same easy job and ending each day with a thirst for challenge? When such a huge chunk of your life is spent at work, you don’t want to settle for subpar.

It’s time to level up your professional life with a rewarding, new start. Career Quest Learning Centers is here to help, whether you’re hitting the reset button or diving into the workplace for the first time.

Let’s get to work and make change happen in Lansing, Jackson, and Mt. Pleasant!

What Does the Career Quest Advantage Look Like?

As an accredited college with a focus on practical job training, we don’t focus solely on traditional book learning. We believe that in many cases, knowledge is best retained through hands-on work and real-world experiences.


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The online degree programs at South University are designed to provide you with the freedom to attend class any time – day or night – from anywhere you connect to the internet. Our immersive, online associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, post graduate certificate and doctorate degree programs combine the flexibility of an online classroom with the assurance of one-on-one support and mentorship from faculty and staff who are dedicated to preparing you to achieve your highest career goals.

At South University, we have been delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899. From day one to graduation and with the help of career services, you’ll have support to help you advance your career.

Discover your potential at South University.


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We provide more than just an online classroom. We provide a range of campus experiences and services online to help

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