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. 

December 13, 2017
Closing the Soft Skills Gap

Although U.S. high school graduation rates are at an all-time high, many employees enter the workforce without the skills that are truly needed to succeed. Recent studies show that essential soft skills such as punctuality, organization, and interpersonal communication are just as important as the hard skills, which now are seen as a basic minimum necessary in order to operate in a particular workplace.

November 21, 2017
ECEC Program

MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.

October 3, 2017
Data flow
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A new partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Lumina Foundation that will explore how new public-private data infrastructure can allow for better data flow in the education sector.

September 27, 2017
Clearer Signals

A new Foundation report explores how, through advancements in technology and data standardization, the business community can transform how it organizes and communicates its hiring requirements for the jobs it relies on most to compete and grow. 

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