Karen Elzey, vice president, ICW, testified before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.
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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.
Despite the current state of the job market, long term projections point to worker shortages in a variety of industry sectors.
People with disabilities are a source of qualified workers that is frequently overlooked. More than 50 million qualified, highly motivated Americans with disabilities are an untapped resource available to businesses looking to fill positions.
The goal of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is to create or preserve as many as 4 million jobs across a range of industries and sectors, including health care, construction, energy efficiency, and clean energy. Many of these emerging job opportunities are expected to demand some form of post-secondary education. In addition, incumbent and dislocated workers will also need to upgrade their skills to master new technologies and techniques.
Early childhood education is a priority for President Obama and, with the passing of the historic stimulus package, billions of dollars will be flowing to states in the form of funding for Head Start, a comprehensive school readiness program addressing the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs of low-income pre-schoolers. Compelling research on the psychological, developmental, and physical benefits of early childhood education programs supports the Administration's focus on expanding access.
In November 2009, the National Association for Alternative Certification in collaboration with ICW and IBM released "STEMing the Teacher Shortage Tide."
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.
The Construction Academy is a partnership between the Hawai`i Department of Education and the state’s community college system. It is a pre-apprenticeship program that targets high school juniors and seniors in specific courses.
ICW's 2009 annual Education and Workforce Summit was held November 9th in Washington, DC.