As summer winds down, millions of parents nationwide with school-aged children will send their kids back to school. It’s an exciting new beginning, but often packed with challenges as parents rush to prepare their children for a new academic year.
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Recent federal legislation, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, has brought national attention to improving both college and career readiness. Career development is a critical component, but there is widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of today’s services. Best practices are well-positioned to better inform and prepare students for the world of work; however, there is one notable limitation—they are not designed to foster employer leadership. As companies look to create a pipeline of talent to compete on a global stage, how can the business community secure and maintain the supports it needs to play an expanded role in career development?
The U.S. workforce, widely acknowledged to be the best educated in the world a half century ago, is now among the least well-educated.
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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.
Hard work does really pays off. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation was honored as a winner for the 37th Annual Telly Awards.
Huntsville, Alabama may be known for its passion for space and science, but it should also be known for its passion for students' success.
How can we provide students with the innovation skills they need through business-sponsored challenges?
New White Paper Recommends Business-Sponsored Challenges to Disrupt Education Enterprise, Close Skills Gap
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.