Youth Employment

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on youth employment and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

December 19, 2017
America Working Forward, Talent Pipeline Management

For years, there has been a disconnect between what businesses want new employees to know before they show up for work and what the applicant pool actually knows. The TPM initiative puts employers in the driver’s seat of workforce partnerships for demand-driven workforce solutions. And it’s working for states like HoustonKansas, and Kentucky, with success stories from Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Arizona soon to come.

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.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Highlights Best Practices for Business and Education Partnerships

June 20, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a new report today, “Learning to Work, Working to Learn,” an examination of experiential learning programs highlighting best practices for employer engagement in education partnerships.

U.S.-India Symposium: Making Economies Work for Women and Youth

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.

November 22, 2016
employment

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.

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