From Baton Rouge to Grand Rapids, Austin to Atlanta, and finishing up in Frankfort last month, our 2017 five-city childcare roadshow is complete. We brought together business leaders, policy makers, advocates, and practitioners to discuss the critical role of high-quality early education and care in advancing the workforce of today, and the workforce of tomorrow. The events were a great success and in each state, an energized business community is eager and ready to take the lead in advancing this conversation in their own community.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
For years, there has been a disconnect between what businesses want new employees to know before they show up for work and what the applicant pool actually knows. The TPM initiative puts employers in the driver’s seat of workforce partnerships for demand-driven workforce solutions. And it’s working for states like Houston, Kansas, and Kentucky, with success stories from Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Arizona soon to come.
The world is changing in profound ways. This change has brought with it growth, opportunity, and job creation, as well as new risks for workers and communities. For many of these risks, we are ill equipped to manage them. These are the risks that have fueled economic anxiety and job insecurity.
MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.
The Center for Education and Workforce is travelling to states around the country to discuss the importance of high-quality child care.
Now that employer collaboratives have completed the first five steps of Talent Pipeline Management (TPM), they have the information needed to improve their ROI and respond to the needs of the collaborative through a continuous improvement process.
Public and private sector leaders in Kansas have adopted the Talent Pipeline Management approach to scale its Workforce AID initiative.
Step five of implementing a talent pipeline management strategy is to build the pipeline itself.
A new partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Lumina Foundation that will explore how new public-private data infrastructure can allow for better data flow in the education sector.
A new Foundation report explores how, through advancements in technology and data standardization, the business community can transform how it organizes and communicates its hiring requirements for the jobs it relies on most to compete and grow.