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JPMorgan Chase invests $1 million in IPS work-based learning

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York made a major investment to prepare Indianapolis high school students for the workforce.

JPMorgan Chase and Co. on Wednesday announced a $1 million investment into work-based learning opportunities for Indianapolis Public Schools students. Mayor Joe Hogsett was at the announcement in the STEM lab at Arsenal Tech High School. STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

The money will support the partnership between IPS and Employ Indy that’s working to get graduating students ready for enrollment into college, enlisting in the Army or employment. 

Aleesia Johnson, interim superintendent of IPS, said, “Providing access to that high-quality, work-based learning experience is critical for post-secondary success.”

JPMorgan Chase’s contribution adds to the almost $2 million in investments for the partnership by other companies like Salesforce, Eli Lilly and Co., and IU Health.