Coming from his background in higher education policy, Brian Crouse, vice president of education programs at the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, is keenly aware of how critical it is to bridge the gap between what the education sector provides for students and what the business community needs from potential workers coming out of their pipeline. The Business Leads Fellowship offered him a new process and tools to communicate more effectively with these stakeholders.
September 15, 2023
High-achieving low-income students in the U.S. often miss out on selective colleges and competitive careers, with only 3% making it to selective colleges compared to 72% of high-achieving high-income students. Minds Matter Bay Area's corporate volunteer mentor matching program is changing this disparity.
March 13, 2023
I realize that it can be difficult for companies based in big cities to understand the realities of everyday life in small-town America. But the stark truth is that compared with their suburban and urban counterparts, the 1.1 million rural families with young children face a multitude of challenges that impact their childcare outlook.
December 20, 2022
Looking back on 2022 fills me with pride and a sense of awe at all the team has accomplished in 12 short months. The Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation continues to conceive of and lead long-term systems change in education and workforce—the underpinnings of American competitiveness and prosperity.
December 20, 2022
Right now, maybe more than any other time in modern history, working parents are devoting significant amounts of time, energy, and resources into balancing their roles at home and in the workplace. Parents must consider various factors in determining the level and type of childcare solutions that best meet their needs.
November 21, 2022
Career connection platforms, like Tallo, have remained committed to helping employers overcome the challenges of today’s labor market by building solid early talent recruitment strategies even in the midst of talent shortages.
September 21, 2022
The U.S. Chamber Foundation has launced a multi-year initiative with the support of a working group of preeminent leaders in education to develop policy recommendations focused on all students, especially those who have been historically underserved by the K-12 system.
August 30, 2022
As AI integrates the labor market, people want the business community, specifically business leaders, to shift to a skills-centered HR strategy that involves skills-based hiring, upskilling, and re-skilling.
July 27, 2022
Companies remain wary of investing in AI due to the high upfront costs. Matt Gee, CEO of BrightHive, will lead a panel discussion on AI that considers how data can help shape our economy and workforce during the T3 Innovation Network's Mid-Year Meeting.
July 27, 2022
May 25, 2022
Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president at the Center for Education and Workforce (CEW), recently testified with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Artificial Intelligence Commission on Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation (AI Commission) on specific efforts that the U.S. Chamber Foundation has initiated as the country prepares students for the workforce and provides opportunities for others to reskill, with a particular focus on healthcare.