Education, Employment, and Training Committee

This committee focuses on education and workforce development issues.

This committee focuses on education and workforce development issues. Specifically, the committee considers issues such as 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’s work reflects the Chamber’s commitment to ensuring that our members have access to an educated and skilled workforce.  

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJul 01, 2021 - 10:00am
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk | Photo via Flickr / Beth Mahoney

“We’re in Survival Mode:” On the Delaware Shore, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Amid Worker Shortage

In seaside Rehoboth, it's a devastating and all-too-common narrative for tourism-dependent employers amid a national workforce crisis.

EventJun 02, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Workforce: Teaser

Workforce: A Call to Action

As the nation rebuilds and makes strides toward recovery, we need an approach to putting Americans back to work that is simple, fast, and employer-led. It must address immediate employment needs while also laying the foundation for a modernized, adaptive, and resilient workforce development system.

EventDec 09, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

COVID-19 Impact on Childcare: Employers, Providers, and Working Parents

Parents are trying to balance childcare and work, childcare providers are trying to stay open or re-open with decreased capacity and increased operational costs, and employers are trying to determine how and when their working parents can return to work.

Press ReleaseSep 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches ‘Talent Finance’ Initiative to Develop New Models for Investment in the Workforce of the Future

Current approaches to financing education and career readiness fail to meet the needs of the labor market Groundbreaking initiative explores new private sector-led solutions and innovations in finance to invest in people

Press ReleaseSep 17, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Hosts Fourth Annual Military Spouse Employment Summit, Recognizes Dawn Goldfein with Lifetime Achievement Award

Nearly 2,000 military spouses, community leaders, and employment representatives attend virtual summit

Above the FoldJul 02, 2020 - 9:00am
small business loans

Unemployment Claims Amid Coronavirus: A State-by-State Analysis

Explore the interactive map to see just how quickly unemployment claims have risen in each state since the beginning of March.

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.