In today’s economy, career readiness is receiving increased attention driven by growing interest in improving student transitions to both college and employment as a response to our growing national skills gap. We at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) believe that a comprehensive career readiness plan will require comprehensive policy solutions, innovative programming, and—most importantly—leadership from our employer community. By getting our business community engaged, USCCF is confident our communities will be well equipped to transform the students of today into the innovators of tomorrow.

 

Blog Post: Our Approach to Career Readiness

Millions of young adults across the country will leave their classrooms hoping that the knowledge they’ve gained will be enough to launch a career. At the same time, employers are revving their HR engines and getting ready to post their spring jobs to hunt for fresh, young talent. With over 5 million jobs sitting open in the United States today, you might assume this matching process for employers and young adults would be a relatively simple process. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. 

Publications

 
 

Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach for Supporting K-12 Schools

 

 

 

 

 

Talent Orchestrators: Scaling Youth Employment Through Business-Focused Intermediaries

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting to Careers: Expanding Employer Leadership in Career Development