As the demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs continues to grow, companies need to focus on sustainably building equity into such opportunities. Discovery Education strategically partners with like-minded organizations, such as the Caterpillar Foundation, to deliver engaging learning experiences every single day to classrooms in the U.S. and across the world to foster more pathways for STEM careers.
June 24, 2022
High school students and business alike gain tremendous benefits from working together. Tyng Kam, manager of Stride Student Success Coaching, outlines what employers achieve from expanding internship roles to include younger workers.
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.
As a part of the TPM Spring Summit last week, the Chamber Foundation hosted an opportunities panel to hear from speakers on how they harnessed talent in their regions by prioritizing opportunity populations to deliver critical support in their communities.
Thomas Paden, President of the Canton Chamber of Commerce, is focused on developing career pathways for high school students in the community through Future Fit, a four-step program that offers opportunities in business, healthcare, hospitality, or trade.
April 4, 2022
Offering English language training to help develop bilingual employees offers clear, measurable benefits to companies—ones that affect bottom line, ROI, and performance. Katie Brown, Founder and CEO of Engen, explores five unexpected ways your organization will benefit by enabling your workforce with English skills.
March 24, 2022
Alex Breault, the director of talent initiatives at Greater Naples Chamber, shares how the program allowed her to deepen her knowledge, connect with others, and grow in her field.
March 1, 2022
Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and The Education Trust released the report "Equity in Childcare is Everyone's Business," which examines the importance of addressing the negative impacts of sexism and racism on the childcare industry and proposes ways in which state and local chambers, in partnership with child care providers, can address those issues while supporting children and families.
February 18, 2022
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions invited four witnesses to share the successes and challenges for bridging the gap between skilled workers and in-demand jobs.
February 7, 2022
The horse industry in Kentucky reigns supreme. With more than 1,100 horse farms, the equine industry contributes an estimated 60,000 jobs and $6.5 billion of direct and indirect economic impact. However, the industry has experienced major labor shortages that stagnate growth. Laurie Mays, the equine and agriculture talent pipeline project manager at the Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Center, saw an opportunity to develop a more comprehensive Workforce Readiness and Reentry Program for formerly incarcerated individuals.
February 3, 2022