A new program will seek to ensure every senior in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is signed up to go onto higher education or is placed in a full-time job.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was joined by Louisville employers, education and community leaders, and more to announce “Everybody Counts,” a program designed to ensure every JCPS student is presented with multiple pathways for their future.
Ford, UPS, GE, and Kroger are all partnering on the project to provide career opportunities for students as they prepare to graduate as well as options for continued education.
Additionally, materials will be prepared for students to ensure they know their options for higher education and the district will work to ensure they have they help they need to get enrolled in a program. Materials with all education and career options are set to be ready and distributed by February 1, 2022.
Beshear called the program a bold step in addressing the challenges Kentucky faces and help move the state and its people forward. He said for the Commonwealth to achieve its economic development and other goals it is critical to keep Kentucky students in the state and ensure proper training and preparations for their futures.