The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) and USA Funds are working together to explore strategies and solutions for addressing the skills gap facing America’s business community, while promoting “completion with a purpose” for our nation’s graduates.
* Please note, this is an advanced preview and the final paper will be released in February, 2016.
This implementation guide builds on the foundation set forth in the 2014 white paper, Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap, which identified how employers could leverage lesso
For prospective college students, selecting the right program at the right school that will deliver the results they seek—including where they will work—requires greater transparency and more information.
This 11th issue of Business Horizon Quarterly (BHQ) is focused on the topic of education.
Published in the fall of 2014, this edition touches on issues including K-12 academic performance, workforce training, technology in the classroom, and American competitiveness.
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce assembled the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Student Aid to develop a set of core principles that represent the needs of the business community when considering the redesign of federal financial aid, and to contribute to the public debate by offering observations about the shortcomings of the current system and discussing ideas for experts to consider.
One key to thriving in a competitive global economy is a properly skilled workforce that can innovate, create new products and services, and bring them to market quickly and efficiently. America remains a leader in innovation, but its workforce is falling behind. Education and workforce development systems have not kept pace with the demands of the 21st century, and we all bear the costs of this failure. American businesses spend billions of dollars each year training their employees and pour billions more into education. Despite these substantial investments, employers continue to report that too many job seekers are unqualified for modern jobs.
This report identifies the best and worst performing states—the leaders and laggards— in public postsecondary education. It focuses on the performance of the institutions over which state governments have the most influence: public colleges and universities. In an effort to systematically measure the most important factors being watched by policymakers, business leaders, and concerned citizens, we graded state performance and policy.
The challenges facing traditional higher education cannot be overcome without fundamental transformation brought about by strong institutional leadership coupled with policy reforms that promote innovation. The cost spiral will continue without innovations driven by e-learning and incentives built around increasing productivity. Regulations and incentives should be crafted to open the way for the most dynamic innovations, while rendering the true costs, risks, and potential benefits as transparent as possible for prospective students.