Education, Employment, and Training Committee

This committee analyzes and recommends policy on education and workforce development issues.

This committee analyzes and recommends policy on education and workforce development issues. Specifically, the committee is responsible for the development of policies concerning early childhood education, Pre-K–12 education, postsecondary education, career and technical education, the public workforce development system, incumbent worker training, and lifelong learning. The committee guides the Chamber’s efforts to create sound policies to ensure that our members have access to an educated and skilled workforce.  

Recent Activity

Above the FoldApr 10, 2017 - 9:30am

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 FoldSep 27, 2016 - 12:15pm
Cheryl Oldham visits the Albert Einstein Memorial for this month's Monumental Issues

Monumental Issues: Talking Education with Cheryl Oldham

Among 34 industrialized countries, the U.S. ranks 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. We must do better.

EventSep 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach for Supporting K-12 Schools

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as we release a new report that calls on the business community to support states and districts in adopting and implementing a combined college and career readiness indicator to support the future workforce.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Discussions about the value of college need to focus on identifying the paths that enable students to make informed postsecondary choices

Right Major, Job Bring Higher Lifetime Earnings

Information about outcomes needs to be in front of all students as they consider one of the most consequential decisions of their lives.

EventJan 25, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

National School Choice Week Kickoff: The Importance of High-Quality Charter Schools

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the National Alliance for Public Charters Schools, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute as we kick off National School Choice Week with a discussion on the importance that high-quality public charter schools play in the national dialogue on education.

Above the FoldDec 11, 2015 - 12:45pm
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) (left) and former Education Secretary Rod Paige at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and NAACP event: The Path Forward, Improving Opportunities for African-American Students.

How Three States Found Magic in a Bottle and Improved Education

At the U.S. Chamber, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called education, “the closest thing to magic in America.”

Issue BriefMar 11, 2015 - 5:15pm

Statement on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Higher education has long played a vital role in driving America’s economic engine. In today’s knowledge-based economy, this role has never been as important for individuals, businesses, and the nation as a whole.

Letters to CongressFeb 26, 2015 - 2:30pm

Business/Civil Rights Coalition Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on Amendment #74 to H.R. 5, the “Goodlatte Amendment” Regarding Annual Assessment

A coalition of business, education, civil rights and disability organizations sent a letter to lawmakers today opposing an amendment to the House rewrite of No Child Left Behind that would allow states to use local assessments instead of a single, statewide assessment.

Letters to CongressFeb 26, 2015 - 1:30pm

Hill letter on H.R. 5, the “Student Success Act"

This letter regarding H.R. 5, the “Student Success Act,” was sent to all Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.