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In today’s economy, career readiness is receiving increased attention at the state and federal levels. Much of this is driven by a growing interest to ensure that students are equipped with the right skills to make the school-to-work connection. Employers are also signaling that our schools need to better address a persistent and deepening skills gap that is impacting many industries crucial to our country’s economic future.
The recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the option to include measures of career readiness as part of school accountability systems provides a new opportunity to define what it means to be career ready and to better align what is taught in schools with workplace needs.
Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as we release a new report that calls on the business community to support states and districts in adopting and implementing a combined college and career readiness indicator to support the future workforce.