Reports

March 7, 2016
We begin with an overview of the Talent Pipeline Management initiative and lessons learned from supply chain management in supplier quality assurance and certification. Next, we present two approaches for expanding the employer role in higher education accreditation and a roadmap for developing an independent, employer-driven system. We then address implications for scaling and sustaining this new approach and conclude by issuing a call to action.
January 5, 2013

The Institute for a Competitive Workforce assembled the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Student Aid to develop a set of core principles that represent the needs of the business community when considering the redesign of federal financial aid, and to contribute to the public debate by offering observations about the shortcomings of the current system and discussing ideas for experts to consider.

September 19, 2012

One key to thriving in a competitive global economy is a properly skilled workforce that can innovate, create new products and services, and bring them to market quickly and efficiently. America remains a leader in innovation, but its workforce is falling behind. Education and workforce development systems have not kept pace with the demands of the 21st century, and we all bear the costs of this failure. American businesses spend billions of dollars each year training their employees and pour billions more into education. Despite these substantial investments, employers continue to report that too many job seekers are unqualified for modern jobs.

July 12, 2012

This report identifies the best and worst performing states—the leaders and laggards— in public postsecondary education. It focuses on the performance of the institutions over which state governments have the most influence: public colleges and universities. In an effort to systematically measure the most important factors being watched by policymakers, business leaders, and concerned citizens, we graded state performance and policy.

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