Career readiness is an area of increasing interest in states and communities and one that can ensure students make a meaningful transition to good paying jobs and careers. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has long recognized the importance of career readiness in our schools and recently launched a new Advanced Career (AC) curricula that helps prepare high school students to meet local and state economic needs by joining career pathway studies with college preparatory academic studies.
States and districts continue to explore how best to define and measure both college and career readiness. These efforts could now get a boost with introduction of a new indicator and support from the business community.
At the U.S. Chamber Foundation our core belief is that business is part of the solution. We believe in its endless potential as problem solvers and difference makers.
Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities. Immediately, the candidate may be moved to the bottom stack of applicants, regardless of his or her education and experience.