Increasing Opportunity, Supporting the Education Journey
“Committed to being America's best first job®,” McDonald's® partners with the education community to provide Archways to Opportunity®, a comprehensive education strategy with multiple programs that give people an opportunity to grow and learn.
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
An Industry-Leading Training Model in Automotive
According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, automotive service technician employment is projected to grow to over 770,000 by 2024, adding around 40,000 jobs. Toyota and Lexus dealerships project they’ll need more than 1,500 new technicians every year.
The Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program incorporates classroom, hands-on, and real-work experiences into an accredited career pathway that addresses this demand.
See How Businesses are Using Tomorrow’s Tech to Grow Today’s Talent
Leveraging emerging technology can be daunting, but these employers are finding a great return on that investment when applying innovative techniques to talent and workforce development practices.
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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