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Year Up Bridges the Gap

Year Up Bridges the Gap

Students 18-24 years old can get help from everything from handshakes to computer programming in their quest to go to college or get a job, thanks to Jay Banfield (MPP ‘97) and the program he founded, Year Up. “There is a real skills gap in our country,” says Jay. “There's a gap on the technical side, and there's a gap in terms of the motivation, perseverance and adaptability of the workforce. We demystify what the corporate world looks like by teaching students the rules of the game, whether the importance of being on time or how to make a public presentation.” Read the full profile here.