As a leader in the aerospace industry, The Boeing Company maintains a workforce of over 150,000 worldwide, including about 35,000 engineers. In order to maintain that pool of human talent, Boeing believes systemic reform in education is essential. For the past year, the company has been collecting employee data internally and matching that to data from the postsecondary schools that have produced its workforce. It plans to use this analysis to create a ranking system showing which colleges have produced the workers it considers most valuable.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) will lead its members in a national, state, and local effort to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, reinforcing the tenets of the White House 'Educate to Innovate' initiative announced today by the president.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) announced that Gainesville, Florida, has received the 2009 Region of Excellence Award.
“STEMing the Teacher Shortage Tide” addresses our nation’s need to redress the critical shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) candidates to pursue careers in these fields as well as candidates with STEM backgrounds to teach in our nation’s P-12 schools.
ICW's 2009 annual Education and Workforce Summit was held November 9th in Washington, DC.
ICW and the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) have released a joint publication to highlight the growing importance of business engagement in education.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) today praised the findings of a report issued by the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education. The report offers a series of recommendations detailing what innovations are needed, and who must implement them—or is already doing so—if math and science education is to be transformed for all students in the United States.