K-12 Education

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Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach for Supporting K-12 Schools

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In today’s economy, career readiness is receiving increased attention at the state and federal levels. Much of this is driven by a growing interest to ensure that students are equipped with the right skills to make the school-to-work connection. Employers are also signaling that our schools need to better address a persistent and deepening skills gap that is impacting many industries crucial to our country’s economic future.

July 14, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) proposes a transformational approach to prepare youth to develop stronger innovation and workplace skills through real-world experiences. By placing a stronger emphasis on employer-led problem based learning at all education levels, innovation moves from the periphery to the center of the curriculum.

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