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. 

Fellowship Program, Cohort #2, April 2019

The Fellowship Program consists of two separate, three-day intensive workshops that focus on the history, policy, and programming on topics spanning the education pipeline including early education, K-12, college and career readiness, postsecondary education, and workforce development. The workshops are taught by expert faculty as well as staff from state and local chambers who have put policy into practice to bring change and opportunity to their communities. 

January 29, 2019
Greater Houston Partnership, My Life As
© Greater Houston Partnership

When we ask young people “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the answers generally include—doctor, professional athlete, musician, actress. These are careers that we see every day in movies, TV, and real life.

February 5, 2019
Career Ready Tempe, AZ
© Career Ready Tempe
It has been one month since participants were announced for the U.S. Chamber Foundation Career Readiness Lab and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce has been moving quickly to respond to the call for innovative, Chamber of Commerce-led programming to better connect classroom to career. This summer, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce will launch Career Ready Tempe, a youth workforce pilot program intended to tackle barriers to employability for income-eligible youth and help employers create a robust youth talent pipeline.

JDX Stakeholder Webinar Forum for HR Technology Partners

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) Stakeholder Webinar Forum for HR Technology Partners will provide an opportunity for a select group of employers and HR professionals to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the JobPosting schema, JDX tools, and learn about the evaluation process for the JDX pilot. Your attendance and participation in the forum will help shape the JDX initiative and improve the talent marketplace.

JDX Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Education, Training, and Credentialing Providers

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Education, Training, and Credentialing Providers will provide an opportunity for a select group of employers and HR professionals to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the JobPosting schema, JDX tools, and learn about the evaluation process for the JDX pilot. Your attendance and participation in the forum will help shape the JDX initiative and improve the talent marketplace.

JDX Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Employers and HR Professionals

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Employers and Human Resource (HR) Professionals will provide an opportunity for a select group of employers and HR professionals to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the JobPosting schema, JDX tools, and learn about the evaluation process for the JDX pilot. Your attendance and participation in the forum will help shape the JDX initiative and improve the talent marketplace.
December 27, 2018
3 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development
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With unemployment at a historic low, companies are coming up with creative ways to hire fast and at scale. But, as Udemy’s 2018 Skills Gap Report found, companies will see diminishing returns if they don’t invest in their workforce’s ongoing learning and development. 
January 3, 2019
Businesses Are Working With Students to Better Bridge Classrooms With Careers
© Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Now more than ever, the success of American business and the effectiveness of our education systems are inextricably linked. Business leaders must be even more engaged in ensuring that our education and workforce systems are preparing learners beginning at an early age for the increasing demands of the globally competitive 21st century knowledge economy.

Walmart Joins Lumina Foundation in National Effort to Build Talent Marketplace of the Future

December 13, 2018
T3Network, Phase Two Partners
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced new support from Lumina Foundation and Walmart to begin the next phase of the T3 Innovation Network. With their support, the U.S. Chamber Foundation will leverage emerging technologies to implement a series of projects that will modernize the U.S. talent marketplace and align learner, education, and workforce data to create seamless transitions from education to career pathways for all workers in the United States.
January 9, 2019
Investing in Hidden Talent, COABE
© 2019 Getty Images
As President Donald Trump moves forward with his pledge to rebuild America’s infrastructure, we’re going to need more workers. And as the nation looks to rebuild the American middle class, we’re going to need more people who are workforce-ready to support it. But we find ourselves in a difficult holding pattern.

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