Workforce Development and Training
When America works, economies grow, opportunity thrives, and communities prosper.
Workers need new and better pathways to quality careers. At the same time, businesses need top talent to compete — whether in their own communities or on the world stage. We solve both sides of the equation by bridging crucial communication gaps between business and education and harnessing new technologies to support a well-run talent marketplace.
We know that success must include those underserved by our outdated career and education systems. That is why we work to ensure our programs reflect the broad, diverse talent pool our nation offers.
There's really no more important asset to our country, to our communities, to companies — than talent.— Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Foundation
Skills-Based Hiring and Advancement
Employers are facing major challenges in closing their skills gaps, diversifying their workforces, and remaining agile in a rapidly changing global economy. As a result, many employers are pursuing skills-based hiring and advancement strategies. Learn about how the U.S. Chamber Foundation's T3 Innovation Network is providing a framework for matching employer needs with skills, and creating more opportunities for learners and workers.
TPM Case Study
As the gap between talent and employer needs increased in one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, greater:SATX recognized the need for investment in upskilling San Antonians.
Hospitals around the United States have tried many financing models to recruit and retain more qualified nurses. A new financing initiative in Vermont is showing promise to improve the odds of success.
- Benefits Cliffs: Effects on Workers and the Role of EmployersWe examine benefits cliffs – the loss of eligibility for public safety-net programs and benefits they provide as income rises above eligibility limits.
- Training and Development Landscape StudySHRM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered to launch new research that explores the current training and development landscape.
- America Works InitiativeHelping your company and our country solve our workforce challenges.
We recently hosted the Talent Forward summit to wrap up our Fast Forward programming in 2022. Leaders from business, government, nonprofits, and education shared their insights and predictions about the future of talent.
Looking back on 2022 fills me with pride and a sense of awe at all the team has accomplished in 12 short months. The Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation continues to conceive of and lead long-term systems change in education and workforce—the underpinnings of American competitiveness and prosperity.
Career connection platforms, like Tallo, have remained committed to helping employers overcome the challenges of today’s labor market by building solid early talent recruitment strategies even in the midst of talent shortages.
The investment from the Charles Koch Foundation will support a new multi-phase workforce initiative to identify skills for in-demand jobs
Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) received $24 million in federal funding to expand job training programs that have struggled to meet demand amid a shortage of skilled workers in the state. Garrett Sheehan, president and CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, discussed the talent challenge OWS focused on when they first applied to the Good Jobs Challenge.
On Tuesday, September 27th, the U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted the 2022 National Learning Network Summit sponsored by GoEducate, with over 100 in-person attendees and more joining virtually. The Summit brought together faculty, fellows, and partners to collaborate and engage the core element of the TPM Academy® strategies through networking, immersive case studies, breakout rooms, and panels led by an array of subject specialists.
The loss of eligibility for public safety-net programs and the benefits they provide as income rises above eligibility limits is called a “benefit cliff.” Benefits cliffs can significantly impact lower-wage workers and their families financially and may act as a disincentive for pursuing modest promotions and incremental raises and career development.