Karen Elzey participated in an online chat on education and workforce training put on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign for Free Enterprise as part of Enterprise and Education Month.
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The demand for electrical and computer engineering professionals is on a decidedly upward slant, especially due to our technologically-dependent society.
ICW will co-host the President’s Forum with Excelsior College for leaders in higher education and stakeholders to share their knowledge and learn from others' best practices.
Join ICW as we discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address and what his Administration’s plans are for improving education and job training during the year.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sets forth policy recommendations on education and workforce issues.
Below is the Chamber's position on postsecondary education:
On November 9th, ICW announced that Gainesville, Florida, had received the 2009 Region of Excellence Award. This award annually recognizes an outstanding community for its sustained, collaborative approach to economic development through education and workforce development.
In many regions, community colleges play a vital part in developing the workforce and enabling economic development. However, as is the case with higher education in general, there are numerous barriers to success, including issues of access, affordability, preparation, and data collection, all of which need marked improvement if the community college system is going to effectively address the nation's workforce crisis.
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.
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.