J.P. Morgan helps young graduates to enter fast growing digital healthcare industry

Press Release

Shanghai – In partnership with Non-Profit Incubator (NPI) and as part of J.P. Morgan’s commitment to driving inclusive economic growth and narrowing skills gaps in essential and expanding industries, J.P. Morgan today announced the launch of a new program called Bright Start to help young, underserved college graduates enter the fast growing digital healthcare industry in China.

The 12 month program will provide students with specific online and offline training opportunities aimed at increasing their understanding and knowledge of the healthcare industry as well as providing them with the skills required by employers in this industry. The program will also offer internship opportunities to qualified participants in major digital healthcare companies. In addition, J.P. Morgan employees and volunteers from some digital healthcare companies will provide mentorship to these students.

“We are very pleased to partner with NPI on this innovative program, which will help unlock the potential of students and strengthen their employment prospects. It will not only benefit the participants but will also help address the growing skills gap in the fast growing digital healthcare industry.” said David Li, Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan China.

“NPI has been striving to empower individuals and organizations through capacity building. The Bright Start program is a platform that brings together underserved students and the digital healthcare industry. By providing cohesive and essential career-related support through training, internship, and mentorship, the program is aimed to help the students meet the challenges associated with career planning, and to equip them with skills that will accelerate their career growth in a long run. We are much honored to collaborate with J.P. Morgan on this program and we look forward to bringing the program to as many students in need as possible.” Zhe Lin, Director of Social Entrepreneur Platform, NPI, said.

“China is a strategically important market for J.P. Morgan globally and the firm has a long-term commitment here. Over the past few years, J.P. Morgan has launched a series of philanthropic programs in the areas of workforce readiness and skills training to support inclusive economic growth in China, as well as to help micro business owners improve their access to the market. These programs are expected to benefit nearly 60,000 people in need, especially the young people.” David Li added.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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The Non-Profit Incubator is an nonprofit organization with a mission of “Advance social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs in China”. Since 2006, NPI has been striving to empower grass-root non-profit organizations. As of today, NPI has set up 9 offices in China and has spread services to 40 cities. NPI has incubated more than 500 NGOs and social enterprises. Currently NPI has three main functions – Social Entrepreneurship Platform (SEP), Community Resilience Group (CRG), and Nonprofit Consulting Group (NCG). With a strong mission to promote social innovation, NPI has been working closely with stakeholders from different sectors in order to introduce cutting-edge technics, to initiate cross-sector collaboration, and to support social entrepreneurs in all possible ways.