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.

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ReportMar 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
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QUALITY PATHWAYS: Employer Leadership in Earn and Learn Opportunities

This paper advances a solution building from a bold idea for improving employer leadership and investment in a wide variety of earn and learn opportunities, including high-quality internships and apprenticeships.

TestimonyFeb 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Lisa Allen Testimony at House Education and Workforce Committee Hearing on "The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America’s Workplaces"

Lisa Allen, President and CEO of the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, testified on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce at a hearing entitled “The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America’s Workplaces.”   

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 FoldAug 28, 2017 - 9:00am
Building a 21st century workforce

Building a 21st Century Workforce

With school starting back up, this is a good time to think about how we train and equip our students for success.

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.

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:

Above the FoldApr 10, 2017 - 9:30am
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The State of American Education and Workforce

Opportunity is at the heart of the American Dream, and at the heart of opportunity is a job. When the right person fills the right job, we all benefit—families, neighborhoods, businesses. We all grow and prosper. Yet, there’s a disconnect in our country.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2017 - 4:45pm
Education and Innovation are Keys to Minneapolis Business Success

Education and Innovation are Keys to Minneapolis Business Success

From the classroom to the football field, leaders in Minneapolis understand the importance of education in supporting students.

Above the FoldNov 28, 2016 - 9:00am
Talent Pipeline Management Academy

Business Leads Solutions to Workforce Challenges

The U.S. Chamber Foundation is addressing the problem of the skills gap with its Talent Pipeline Management initiative.

Above the FoldOct 21, 2016 - 10:45am
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Trick or Treat? 9 Frightening Facts about Higher Education in America

With high school seniors applying to colleges right now, what's the state of higher education?