While technical skills are often industry-specific, soft skills such as professional communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and time management are valued by employers across sectors. The importance of these skills is widely acknowledged; yet, they are not taught with consistency or given prioritization.
The Chamber Foundation proposes to develop and pilot test an employer-led job registry service that can assist employers and their HR technology partners.
Recent federal legislation, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, has brought national attention to improving both college and career readiness. Career development is a critical component, but there is widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of today’s services. Best practices are well-positioned to better inform and prepare students for the world of work; however, there is one notable limitation—they are not designed to foster employer leadership. As companies look to create a pipeline of talent to compete on a global stage, how can the business community secure and maintain the supports it needs to play an expanded role in career development?
This implementation guide builds on the foundation set forth in the 2014 white paper, Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap, which identified how employers could leverage lessons
For prospective college students, selecting the right program at the right school that will deliver the results they seek—including where they will work—requires greater transparency and more information.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are essential to the U.S. economy and to sustainable long-term economic growth. STEM education and STEM employment are both crucial.