In the face of an increasingly competitive global economy building a highly skilled workforce is more important than ever. American business depends on a strong workforce, now and in the future, to complete and succeed globally. Yet America is facing a challenge that threatens the productivity and strength of the workforce of today—as well as the workforce of tomorrow. America is facing a growing skills gap. And while this challenge manifests in the workforce, it has roots in the classroom. In response to this challenge, there is a need to rethink the entire education pipeline—starting at birth.
Early Childhood Education
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Doug Luciani, a business leader in Michigan, argues that access to quality child care is a crucial element to building and strengthening America's workforce.
Dr. Laura Jana offers her thoughts on the June 21 event on high-quality child care and the workforce.
The Center for Education and Workforce hosted an event bringing together early childhood development experts and business leaders to discuss the role of high-quality childcare in strengthening our nation’s economic prosperity.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report today that explores high-quality childcare as an approach to building a strong and better-trained American workforce today and for the future.
A report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation explores the role of high-quality childcare in building a strong workforce.
On June 21, the Chamber Foundation will explore the role of high-quality child care in strengthening America's workforce.
Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as we launch our new initiative and report, "Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Child Care," and explore the role of high-quality child care as a critical mechanism for strengthening the current and future workforce.
Opportunity is at the heart of the American Dream, and at the heart of opportunity is a job. When the right person fills the right job, we all benefit—families, neighborhoods, businesses. We all grow and prosper. Yet, there’s a disconnect in our country.