Like many modern businesses, the rapidly growing energy sector in Michigan requires an evolving list of skills and abilities from its employees.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has partnered with education technology provider EverFi to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly demanding and competitive workplace.
Education policy in the U.S. is in transition. For the past 15 years, federal policy epitomized by the No Child Left Behind accountability laws drove much of the discussion.
A good job is the best path to a better life, and countless businesses across America are eager to hire young people who are ready for the workforce. Unfortunately, too many young Americans find themselves detached from economic opportunity.
Northern Kentucky has a robust manufacturing industry, representing 77% of all goods-producing sectors in the Commonwealth. And, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, manufacturing will continue to grow in the Bluegrass State.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we get the privilege of working the business community on the work they do to make a positive impact around the world. And, every spring, we ask businesses to share that positive work by submitting a nomination for the Corporate Citizenship Awards!
America has people without jobs, but it also has jobs without people – about 5.6 million of them. Why can't those jobs be filled? Because job candidates lack the required skills. We call this situation the skills gap.
Kansas understands that succeeding in the workforce relies heavily on receiving quality training; but, deciding on what skills and competencies should be prioritized in the classroom without the input of the business community can prove to be difficult.
Each passing week seems to bring another negative story about Common Core: viral social media posts show nonsensical math homework assignments that stump parents, and presidential candidates and state legisl