In today’s economy, career readiness is receiving increased attention at the state and federal policy levels and in our schools. Much of this is driven by growing interest in improving student transitions to both college and employment.
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Most people associate the Boys Scouts of America with camping and learning the value of civic duty. But what people may not know is the organization has a strong dedication to career exploration and readiness.
Recent federal legislation, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, has brought national attention to improving both college and career readiness. Career development is a critical component, but there is widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of today’s services. Best practices are well-positioned to better inform and prepare students for the world of work; however, there is one notable limitation—they are not designed to foster employer leadership. As companies look to create a pipeline of talent to compete on a global stage, how can the business community secure and maintain the supports it needs to play an expanded role in career development?
Most 2016 high school and college graduations have come and gone and with their passing, many young people—and their families—face anxiety about their career preparedness and opportunities.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) proposes a transformational approach to prepare youth to develop stronger innovation and workplace skills through real-world experiences. By placing a stronger emphasis on employer-led problem based learning at all education levels, innovation moves from the periphery to the center of the curriculum.
Local chambers take great strides to create partnerships between businesses and schools, providing exposure to careers and a lasting connection among collaborators.
In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), returning power back to the states for the creation of their education accountability systems.
Like many modern businesses, the rapidly growing energy sector in Michigan requires an evolving list of skills and abilities from its employees.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has partnered with education technology provider EverFi to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly demanding and competitive workplace.