Advancing San Diego: A Match Maker for Employers & Talent Suppliers
A collaborative effort to better prepare San Diegans for quality jobs via locally-serving education institutions and expand access to diverse, qualified talent.
Across four phases of our nation’s talent pipeline, we explore the stories of employers investing in the workforce of today and tomorrow to close the skills gap.
Entry Point to School Readiness
High-quality, early childhood education to ensure success from the start
Preparing Students for Success
Access to educational opportunities for all students through critical K-12 years
Bridging Classroom to Career
Postsecondary and on-the-job learning for successful transitions from school to career
Investing in Talent for Tomorrow
Strategic partnerships to strengthen talent development aligned to business needs
Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline
For years, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce heard from its members that finding candidates with the right skills for their most critical jobs was becoming more and more challenging. This skills gap was damaging productivity, ballooning hiring costs and, in many cases, sacrificing economic growth opportunities as industry leaders couldn’t find the workforce needed to fill their current vacancies (let alone those needed to expand).
To fill this gap, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center launched “Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline” in 2018, a statewide movement to empower employers to lead workforce development in Kentucky. In partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, the goal was to create and support at least 20 employer collaboratives across the state focused on building a talent pipeline for 60 critical jobs in key sectors: healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics, and business services/IT by July 2020.
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Stories by State
About this Initiative
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. The Chamber Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce engages with and empowers business to lead the way as we tackle the most pressing education and workforce issues facing our country.
This website shares initiatives led by businesses dedicated to shaping the workforce of today and tomorrow to meet the needs of a dynamic economy. These initiatives are models of successful public/private partnerships that have immediate impact on their surrounding communities.
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