Education and Workforce

The Education and Workforce program of the U.S. Chamber Foundation promotes rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems to preserve the strength of America’s greatest economic resource, its workforce.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldDec 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
USG and U.S. Chamber Commercial Construction Index for Q4 2018 remains at 75.

Optimistic Construction Companies Turn to Technology to Counter Workforce Challenges

The index remained stable at 75, meaning contractors continue to be optimistic about commercial construction market.

Press ReleaseOct 30, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: We Must Close the Skills Gap and the People Gap

Donohue Addresses the State of the American Workforce and What Business is Doing to Meet the Needs of the Modern Economy and Maintain American Competitiveness

Press ReleaseOct 30, 2018 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: We Must Close the Skills Gap and the People Gap

Donohue Addresses the State of the American Workforce and What Business is Doing to Meet the Needs of the Modern Economy and Maintain American Competitiveness

SpeechOct 30, 2018 - 9:00am

“The Two Gap Challenge” - Speech by Thomas J. Donohue

Talent Forward 2018Washington, D.C. October 30, 2018

EventOct 30, 2018 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Key Graphic for Talent Forward 2018

Talent Forward 2018

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's national workforce conference, Talent Forward 2018, welcomes leaders and change makers in the business and education communities, industry and human resource partners, and other community leaders to discuss the most critical topic in our country today: our workforce.

Above the FoldJul 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
A student measures a piece of steel during a welding class at the Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Washington, PA.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the Perkins Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

The bill provides important funding for job training and other related programs for high school and higher education students.

Press ReleaseJul 25, 2018 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Final Passage of Legislation to Reauthorize the Perkins CTE Act

“Workers are a key ingredient of the free enterprise system,” Says Bradley

LetterJul 24, 2018 - 5:45pm

Key Vote Alert! - "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act," and urging the House to move expeditiously so the President can quickly sign this important legislation into law.

LetterJul 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Key Vote Alert! - "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act."

Above the FoldJul 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Pledge to America's Workers

A Pledge to the American Worker

The U.S. Chamber looks forward to continuing work with the administration to equip the American workforce to succeed in the modern economy.