New Upcoming Workforce Initiative: EPIC

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be launching the Employer Provided Innovation Challenges (EPIC) initiative soon. EPIC aspires to significantly scale high-quality work-based learning experiences through a national network of accredited clearinghouses that provide authentic, employer-led problem-based learning experiences to learners (e.g., high school and postsecondary) and workers.

The EPIC initiative seeks to demonstrate that authentic problem-based learning:

  • Is a high-quality form of work-based learning that can better support career awareness, career exploration, and career advancement (i.e., reskilling and upskilling) for learners and workers;
  • Can be supported at scale through a nationally accredited network of employers and business associations functioning as challenge clearinghouses;
  • Can be credentialed in a trusted and high-quality way; and
  • Can be more equitably accessed by learners, workers, and those organizations that serve them.

More information about EPIC will be posted soon. In the meantime, to learn more please contact workforce@uschamber.com