Emerging Issues

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

October 22, 2019
Renewable Learning
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As the labor market tightens and the pace of technological change continues to accelerate, it’s becoming an increasingly common theme that the traditional “one-and-done” model of education is over. As a result, employers, policymakers, and analysts alike are increasingly calling for new approaches to lifelong learning that will help upskill and re-skill individuals to compete and succeed in a fast-changing economy. In this shifting landscape education and workforce organizations are joining forces to experiment with new models with the potential to create pathways to opportunity and economic mobility. 
October 15, 2019
Creative Solutions to Tech Re-Entry Hiring
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This past spring, members of the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) visited technology workforce development nonprofit i.c.stars prior to the start of their Chicago conference. As part of a Solve-A-Thon activity, designed and led by i.c.stars graduates, the group ended up discussing an unusual topic in technology: re-entry hiring.

2019 Civics Forward Summit

On September 27, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted CIVICS FORWARD to discuss the future of civic education, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. We brought together leaders in business, education, and government to discuss how we can prepare the next generation for the awesome responsibilities they bear in a democracy.

America Working Forward

On June 11, U.S. Chamber Foundation launched America Working Forward: Hidden Workforce, a new project exploring employer-led programs that give inmates and ex-offenders training and support as they re-enter the workforce and hosted America Working Forward Live, an event featuring business leaders, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs building pathways for inmates and ex-offenders to join the workforce. 

TRAVEL FORWARD

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's TRAVEL FORWARD summit is a future-looking platform to explore the people, ideas, and innovations moving the travel industry forward. On May 9, the summit brought together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and tech experts who discussed the innovations and emerging technologies that are making travel more efficient, personalized, accessible, interactive, affordable, and safe. TRAVEL FORWARD covered topics such as high-tech transportation, space tourism, micro hotels, customer service robots, AI, personalized travel, and more.

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