Business Leaders from 10 States to Pilot Chamber’s Workshops to Close Skills Gap
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It wasn’t long ago when a person in the United States could make a middle class living as long as he or she had an alarm clock and a good work ethic. These jobs often required routine work where a person didn’t need to have broad skill sets to earn a decent living. But, times have changed.
Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities. Immediately, the candidate may be moved to the bottom stack of applicants, regardless of his or her education and experience.
Recent federal legislation, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, has brought national attention to improving both college and career readiness. Career development is a critical component, but there is widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of today’s services. Best practices are well-positioned to better inform and prepare students for the world of work; however, there is one notable limitation—they are not designed to foster employer leadership. As companies look to create a pipeline of talent to compete on a global stage, how can the business community secure and maintain the supports it needs to play an expanded role in career development?
Most 2016 high school and college graduations have come and gone and with their passing, many young people—and their families—face anxiety about their career preparedness and opportunities.
How is California preparing for the needed 1 million career-ready college grads that they will need by 2025?
The growing number of young people who do not have access to modern learning opportunites continues to grow and greatly affect our local communities.
Virginia is moving forward in better equiping the business community for the future.
Local chambers take great strides to create partnerships between businesses and schools, providing exposure to careers and a lasting connection among collaborators.