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.
John Jenks, director of public policy at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, shares how the program helped deepen his advocacy efforts in fostering a strong workforce development, particularly for justice-invovled individuals.
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.
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.
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.