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Education

A strong education system is crucial to preparing young people for good jobs and bright futures and sustaining a 21st century workforce that can compete in the global economy.

The Chamber is focused on fixing shortcomings in our education system so that: students emerge from our public education system prepared for college or career; higher education is more accessible and affordable; employers can find workers with the right skills and qualifications; and our workforce will attract investment, drive growth, and spur innovation.

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Recent Activity

Press ReleaseOct 16, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Foundation Releases First-of-its-Kind Workforce Development Curriculum

Lays Out Employer-Led Approach to Closing the Skills Gap 

Above the FoldSep 20, 2017 - 11:15am
Debris from inside a house flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas.

Post-Hurricane Rebuilding Could Be Stymied By Worker Shortage

While the commercial construction economy is good overall, two-thirds of contractors in the South have trouble finding workers.

Above the FoldAug 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Postcards from Main Street on Trade

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Developing an Educated Workforce, Part 2

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is finding enough skilled workers.

Above the FoldAug 04, 2017 - 4:30pm
Education Main Street Postcard Image

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Building an Educated Workforce

One of the biggest challenges businesses owners have is finding enough skilled workers.

Above the FoldJun 19, 2017 - 9:00am
USG & US Chamber Commercial Construction Index, Q2 2017. Degree of difficulty contractors experience in finding skilled workers.

Businesses Lead Solutions to Workforce Challenges

Businesses are having trouble finding properly trained workers to fill job openings.

Above the FoldJun 16, 2017 - 8:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Let’s Reinvent Apprenticeship in America 

This transformative vision would give the business community the space and incentive to organize and lead their own workforce solutions.

Above the FoldJun 15, 2017 - 3:30pm
USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index, Q2 2017 Score: 76

Contractors are Optimistic But Fear They Can’t Find Enough Skilled Workers

While two-thirds expect to hire in the next six months, six in ten have trouble finding skilled workers.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Applauds Workforce Development Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue issued the following statement today on President Trump’s executive order related to workforce development: