Education

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

April 7, 2020
Coronavirus Response and Resources

This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the U.S. Chamber Foundation stands ready to help communities navigate the significant challenges they are facing in a time of great uncertainty. Like any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a significant impact on workers, businesses, and the economy. The leadership of the business community has never been more important than in times of crisis.

February 28, 2020
The Billion Dollar Problem
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Building on the work of other states, we partnered with the business communities in Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania and their early education partners to understand just how much breakdowns in childcare cost each state. In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought to learn what types of childcare benefits working parents desire most from employers.

February 20, 2020
CCR&R in America
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A two-generation approach is needed to ensure today’s workforce can make productive contributions now, while tomorrow’s workforce is prepared and positioned to take on what the future holds. America’s need for high-quality, affordable childcare is so great, it will take efforts by all of us to make the system work. Child Care Aware® of America discusses the grassroots effort of CCR&Rs.
February 27, 2020
20/20 Vision in South Carolina
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Nancy Lee Sánchez, Executive Director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation, recently examined the important purpose community colleges serve in the future of workforce development. A key point made is “community colleges are defined differently by those who enroll in them”, in other words, people view community colleges as a pathway towards different goals.
February 11, 2020
Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier
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In my earliest of memories, my interests always revolved around science in one way or another, even if I was too young to understand the science that was behind them. 
February 6, 2020
Upskilling with TPM
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In today’s labor market, long-term talent strategies are often over-shadowed by the critical short-term needs of today and tomorrow. While immediate hiring needs are often the most pressing issues for HR departments, strategies like TPM can help businesses solve these common pain points—such as unfilled job openings, exorbitant training and onboarding costs, and attrition—and talent gaps collaboratively.  

Hiring Managers Report Skills Matter More Than Degrees in New Study

February 4, 2020
Hiring in the Modern Talent Marketplace

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report, “Hiring in the Modern Talent Marketplace.” The report demonstrates that employers and hiring managers are preparing for a world where competencies – not degrees – are the most important factors when filling a job. The findings show that employers are working with higher education to align what is taught in the classroom with the needs of the economy.  

January 29, 2020
Upskilling with TPM
In a dynamic labor market, companies large and small recognize the need to invest in their own people, leading to much buzz around upskilling. Upskilling strategies are no longer the exception, but a necessity. The U.S. Chamber Foundation has partnered with employers to apply successful Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) strategies to build internal pipelines and upskill an existing workforce.

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