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.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) believes that we can tackles the skills gap if our employers start taking a leadership role in ensuring their communities are prioritizing career readiness.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and U.S.-India Business Council convened on April 14 to discuss best practices in promoting local economic empowerment, and identify and address barriers to entrepreneurship for women and youth. Participants had the opportunity to engage with stakeholders from the Indian private sector, government and NGOs, and more.
I always thought of myself one of the lucky ones. Luck, it seemed, was the sole determinant for who made it out of my neighborhood. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1980s, it seemed that violence and poverty were all around me; but still, I got out – one of the lucky ones.
New Paper Recommends Career Readiness Indicator in Accountability Systems
In today’s economy, career readiness is receiving increased attention at the state and federal policy levels and in our schools. Much of this is driven by growing interest in improving student transitions to both college and employment.