Developing Talent for Middle-Skill Jobs
IBM's P-TECH 9-14 School Model provides young people, primarily from under served backgrounds, the skills and credentials required for 21st century careers. Students earn their high school diploma and a no-cost associate degree, along with workplace skills acquired through mentoring, internships, and more.
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
Expanding Access to Computer Science Education
The Microsoft Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program (TEALS) pairs classroom teachers with tech industry volunteers to provide a quality computer science education for high schools across the country.
Stories by State
About this Initiative
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a grant-funded 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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