PROJECTNew Skills at Work Assessment


The Urban Institute is collaborating with JPMorgan Chase over five years to inform and assess JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic investments in key initiatives. New Skills at Work is a $250 million multiyear workforce development initiative that aims to expand and replicate effective approaches for linking education and training efforts with the skills and competencies employers need. The goals of the collaboration include using data and evidence to inform JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic investments, assessing whether its programs are achieving desired outcomes, and informing the larger fields of policy, philanthropy, and practice. 


Changing Community College Systems for Student Success

Critical Value Podcast

#40 How Workforce Systems Improve Access to Skills and Jobs


Foundational Digital Skills for Career Progress
August 2019 brief by Pamela J. Loprest and Ian Hecker

Career Advancement Program Profiles
January 2019 fact sheets by Lauren Eyster and Semhar Gebrekristos

Career Advancement Fact Sheets
January 2019 fact sheets by Lauren Eyster and Laura Greenback

Fulfilling the Promise of Career Pathways: Strategies that Support Career Advancement
October 2018 brief by Lauren Eyester and Semhar Gebrekristos

Public Funding for Job Training at the State and Local Level
June 2018 report by Kelly S. Mikelson, and Ian Hecker

Employer Engagement by Community-Based Organizations
May 2018 report by Shayne Spaulding and David Blount

Employer Roles in Building Pipelines for Middle-Skill Jobs in Health Care
April 2017 report by Pamela J. Loprest, Amanda Briggs, Kelly S. Mikelson

Changing Workforce Systems
February 2017 report by Hamutal Bernstein, Ananda Martin-Caughey

Understanding Local Workforce Systems
March 2016 brief by Lauren Eyster, Christin Durham, Michelle Van Noy, and Neil Damron

​The Goals and Dimensions of Employer Engagement in Workforce Development Programs
December 2015 brief by Shayne Spaulding and Ananda Martin-Caughey

Urban Wire Blog Posts

Now Hiring: Digital Skills Required
September 2019 post by Pamela J. Loprest and Ian Hecker

How three states are supplementing federal funds for workforce development
Kelly S. Mikelson

Health care employers play a key role in improving worker skills for more rewarding jobs
April 2017 post by Amanda Briggs and Pamela Loprest

Using local workforce systems to support career pathways
May 2016 post by Christin Durham

Employer engagement: Getting it right under WIOA
December 2015 post by Shayne Spaulding and Ananda Martin-Caughey


Research Areas Education Workforce
Tags Job training
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center