This report brings together data, research, and lessons learned to guide the development of successful and lasting partnerships between the business and early childhood education communities. In surveys, focus groups, and interviews, we asked business leaders and early education advocates about what compels them to action. Our recommendations are grounded in that qualitative and quantitative research.
Digital Empowers explores how cross-sector partnerships leverage technology to bring greater access and equity to individuals and communities.
In Different Skills, Different Gaps: Measuring and Closing the Skills Gap, prepared for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation by Burning Glass Technologies, we examine the skills gap on an occupation-by occupation basis. This is the best way to both understand the gap, and to close it. An overall surplus of workers doesn’t offer much insight into the challenges of a specific industry looking to fill specific roles requiring specific skills.
The Chamber Foundation proposes to develop and pilot test an employer-led job registry service that can assist employers and their HR technology partners.
When companies contribute their time, talent, and financial support to communities, they strengthen their brands as well.