Category Archives: Education

IBM’s Innovative Technology is Changing Education

Aligning the goals of our state’s education systems with the needs of our rapidly evolving workforce is essential to securing North Carolina’s competitive future. Job creators share in the responsibility of giving North Carolina’s students the opportunities needed to thrive as they enter the workforce. That’s why this #WorkReadyWednesday, we’re highlighting IBM’s latest effort to transform K-5th grade math education.…

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, Manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business community to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by featuring career opportunities and changing the public perception of manufacturing.…

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business community to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by featuring career opportunities and changing the public perception of manufacturing.…

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Producing a Globally Competitive Workforce

Producing a globally competitive workforce across North Carolina relies on each community’s commitment to education and workforce development. Without the support of local communities across the state, securing North Carolina’s place as a top-ten state for workforce readiness will be that much harder. It is for that reason, an entire session at our 2017 Conference on Education was dedicated to…

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NC Needs to Prioritize Early Literacy

50%. That’s the number of millennials in the United States that failed to demonstrate proficient literacy in 2015. Considering millennials make up the largest generation in the country’s workforce, that’s a scary number. It’s no wonder job creators are battling a growing skills gap. If half of the largest talent pool can’t perform basic job functions and employers can’t fill…

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Bipartisan Legislation Expanding GI Bill Benefits Will Aid Workforce Readiness

This year, the NC Chamber dedicated its 75th Annual Meeting to the brave men and women who serve in our nation’s military, honoring their sacrifice and indispensable contributions to North Carolina’s economy. With hundreds of thousands of well-trained veterans ready to find their place in the private sector, the military can sometimes be an under or untapped resource when it…

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Honoring NC STEM Schools of Distinction

In today’s modern globalized landscape, North Carolina is competing for top talent with economies from around the world. As such, it is imperative that we support effective K-12 programs that provide students with 21st-century career-training opportunities that fully prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. A critical component of this instruction is science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, especially…

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Securing a Competitive Future Starts with Closing the Skills Gap

North Carolina is at a critical juncture. While our state continues to top competitive rankings as one of the best states in the nation to do business, employers are facing a grim reality – the jobs of today are not matching the skills of North Carolina’s workforce. The immediate and future consequences of this growing skills gap are steep. Not…

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Catawba County’s Taking Action to Transform its Workforce Readiness

Communities across North Carolina are at a crossroads. Employers in every corner of the state are grappling with the unfortunate fact that the skills of North Carolina’s workforce too often do not match those required of new jobs. In an effort to close that skills gap long-term, Catawba County is taking action to transform the area’s workforce-readiness through the K-64…

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Harnessing the Power of Business to Improve Education and Workforce Development

As the growing skills gap continues to stifle North Carolina job creators, it’s more important now than ever before that our business community takes initiative to improve education and workforce development across the state. In order to close the gap long-term and fill our talent pipeline, we must align the needs of North Carolina businesses with the goals of the…

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