U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases White Paper to Close Skills Gap

ImproveJobProspectsWe literally just received word that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has forged a partnership with USA Funds. They released a white paper outlining a program to close the skills gap.

In a nutshell, it outlines the concept of talent pipeline management to transform the relationship between our businesses, education and workforce providers.

Per the press release, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation president John McKernan, Jr. indicated:

“We have people without jobs and jobs without people. There are nearly five million jobs available across the country at a time when almost 10 million Americans are still out of work.

Employers large and small attribute much of this to a workforce that lacks the skills necessary for the jobs of the 21st century. Our alliance with USA Funds will help address this.”

The white paper revealed a new way to think about education and workforce relationships to hopefully ensure job opportunities for students, not to mention a robust flow of workers for employers to ultimately hire.

Over the next two years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and USA Funds are going to work closely with employers, along with employer-led associations and receptive education providers in various communities to help close the skills gap.