Three years ago, 15 military service members preparing to transition to civilian employment gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, to participate in the pilot cohort of a new corporate fellowship program.
On March 6 and 7, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S.
Although U.S. high school graduation rates are at an all-time high, many employees enter the workforce without the skills that are truly needed to succeed. Recent studies show that essential soft skills such as punctuality, organization, and interpersonal communication are just as important as the hard skills, which now are seen as a basic minimum necessary in order to operate in a particular workplace.
From Baton Rouge to Grand Rapids, Austin to Atlanta, and finishing up in Frankfort last month, our 2017 five-city childcare roadshow is complete. We brought together business leaders, policy makers, advocates, and practitioners to discuss the critical role of high-quality early education and care in advancing the workforce of today, and the workforce of tomorrow. The events were a great success and in each state, an energized business community is eager and ready to take the lead in advancing this conversation in their own community.
As consumers become more socially conscious, they are drawn to companies that pursue purpose, not just profit. Investing in women can serve as a promising way of optimizing business operations, attracting new customers, and improving livelihoods.
MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.
Meet Nadege: Nadege lives in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with her three children and partner.
In March 2017, Hiring Our Heroes, together along with Deloitte and Blackstone, hosted an interactive discussion with a group of nearly 40 military family-friendly public and private partners to explore ways to improve the efficacy of initiatives and programs that seek