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Developing a Statewide Coalition on Early Education

The Metro Atlanta Chamber has created a model to convene and unite local businesses, childcare providers, school administrators, and other community leaders to identify what works for their community, increase the state's focus on early childhood education as an economic issue, and advocate with one voice for the right solutions.

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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.

Committing Statewide to a Strong Talent Pipeline

Vermont’s population is about 623,000 – roughly the size of a medium-sized city. With an active workforce of around 325,000, this number has decreased annually by about 1,000-1,500 workers per year. To meet the needs of a significant workforce gap, the state is in need of an infrastructure of talent development that could build the workforce needed in the current economy, and also attract new businesses and families to Vermont to grow the future economy.

In Vermont, the needs of the business community are now aligning with talent development taking place in the education system using TPM as a strategy for public-private partnership and sustainable growth for the state's key industries.

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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.

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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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