In our modern globalized landscape, where North Carolina competes for top talent with economies from around the world, our state must step up its game to ensure we continue to fill the new jobs being created by our high-powered business climate. To that end, the North Carolina Chamber is committed to supporting effective K-12 public schools that fully prepare students with 21st-century career-training opportunities, and which sync up with world-class community college and university systems to produce a globally competitive workforce in North Carolina and secure our position as a pioneering state in cutting-edge innovation.
The NC Chamber Education Committee’s Education Vision Plan is focused on reshaping the dialogue around this issue. Our primary aim is to identify new ways to get job creators playing a more active role in aligning the goals of our state’s strong education systems with the needs of its rapidly evolving modern workforce. Together with other forward-thinking state leaders, we plan to harness the collective power of the unified business community to give North Carolina’s students the opportunities they need today to make sure we grow into the number one place to find world-class talent in tomorrow’s global economy.
How a Resurgent Manufacturing Industry is Driving Home the Importance of a Work-Ready Workforce for Western North CarolinaSince the days when the first railroads began to cut paths into Western North Carolina in the late-1800s, bringing with them commerce and jobs, the region benefitted from a century of growth as a hotbed of U.S. manufacturing. During and after World W...
The growing shortage of workers with the adaptable life skills needed to thrive in modern jobs – the skills gap – is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s job creators. And one of the best ways we can begin closing this gap in North Caro...
For job creators and other stakeholders invested in supporting a statewide pipeline of premium talent here in North Carolina, it’s essential to be able to accurately measure and assess how our state’s students – the workers of tomorrow – stac...