Workforce Training

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

September 23, 2020
T3 Network Opportunity Populations Report

The U.S. Chamber Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. This effort includes educating the public on the conditions necessary for businesses and communities to thrive while highlighting emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

September 21, 2020
CEW Talent Finance Report

The Talent Finance initiative explores new ways to invest in talent development that keep pace with innovation and advance economic opportunity, inclusion, and competitiveness. In the 21st century economy, jobs—and the skills required to fill those jobs—change rapidly. The Foundation has launched this initiative to catalyze business-led solutions to one of the biggest workforce challenges in America today.

September 3, 2020
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As businesses and workers adjust to rapidly changing work environments, employers are focusing on improving diversity to strengthen their workforce. In addition, new economic and workplace challenges may exacerbate barriers to employment — particularly for those who experience barriers to education, employment, and advancement — otherwise known as opportunity populations. Organizations that serve opportunity populations are looking for new ways to connect those who experience barriers to employment to meaningful career pathways and advancement. Strengthening relationships between businesses and opportunity population-serving organizations (OPSOs) is important, but major systemic challenges to sustained partnership often exist.
May 6, 2020
TPM CTE Resource
Leaders across sectors are investing time and resources in forward-looking models to address our workforce challenges for the talent we need now and into the future. One key component of this is building stronger partnerships between employers and the CTE community—bridging the communication divide by providing each with an orientation of the other. This resource guide serves not only as an introduction to the TPM framework, but that more CTE systems and programs can begin leveraging and benefiting from this authentically employer-led movement.
February 19, 2020
2020 Workforce Landscape Analysis Report
A growing number of organizations and initiatives are focusing on closing a communication gap that exists because our education and employment systems don’t speak the same language or communicate effectively. But as they’ve grown in number, the challenge of differentiating between and among players, their overlapping solutions, and the complex relationships among them likewise grows. This paper aims to demystify that landscape and how the major initiatives, including three led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, fit together.
January 29, 2020
Upskilling with TPM
In a dynamic labor market, companies large and small recognize the need to invest in their own people, leading to much buzz around upskilling. Upskilling strategies are no longer the exception, but a necessity. The U.S. Chamber Foundation has partnered with employers to apply successful Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) strategies to build internal pipelines and upskill an existing workforce.
October 29, 2018
T3 Innovation Network Phase One Final Report
This report summarizes and brings to a close phase one of the T3 Network. The report is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the T3 Network’s vision, guiding principles, and profiles the work groups. Part II highlights the T3 Network’s recommendations, organized as a list of pilot projects that together provide the foundation for an open, distributed, public-private data infrastructure that supports access and opportunity for the American student and worker. The report concludes with next steps and acknowledgements.
March 14, 2018
Measuring and Closing the Skills Gap

In Different Skills, Different Gaps: Measuring and Closing the Skills Gap, prepared for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation by Burning Glass Technologies, we examine the skills gap on an occupation-by occupation basis. This is the best way to both understand the gap, and to close it. An overall surplus of workers doesn’t offer much insight into the challenges of a specific industry looking to fill specific roles requiring specific skills.

March 12, 2018
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America is in need of a new pathway to opportunity, one where employers, government, and learners share in the risk of talent development. Our current education and training systems are struggling to align to the changing workforce development needs of the economy, and there is a need for expanded leadership and investment from the business community. We need a new approach that will create shared value and more effective pathways to employment. Now is the time to act.

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