Most people associate the Boys Scouts of America with camping and learning the value of civic duty. But what people may not know is the organization has a strong dedication to career exploration and readiness.
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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?
How can we provide students with the innovation skills they need through business-sponsored challenges?
New White Paper Recommends Business-Sponsored Challenges to Disrupt Education Enterprise, Close Skills Gap
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) proposes a transformational approach to prepare youth to develop stronger innovation and workplace skills through real-world experiences. By placing a stronger emphasis on employer-led problem based learning at all education levels, innovation moves from the periphery to the center of the curriculum.
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.
What is the balance for providing employers with the talent they need and, at the same time, what prospective employees are able to give?
How ready are new grads to enter the workplace?