Without effective public school systems, communities will not be able to meet the economic, social and cultural challenges of the coming decades. To adequately prepare our students for college and sustainable careers in a 21st century global economy, we must keep pace with increasing diversity and multi-culturalism, globalism, the changing job market, and technological advancements.
Unfortunately, too many students lack the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the professional world. Business leaders need employees who can put skills and knowledge to work to solve problems. We need students to engage in Deeper Learning, meaning they are mastering core academic content while also learning how to think critically, collaborate, communicate effectively, direct their own learning, and see the relevance of their schoolwork to success in the real world.
A concerted, collaborative effort made by local institutions can help identify important areas where partners can work together to address pressing educational issues, better leverage resources and have a measurable impact. It is critical to emphasize business and community partnerships with schools, so that all students have access to education and training opportunities preparing them for high-skill, high-wage employment in a fulfilling career of choice. The region’s economy and community will thrive as a result.
This is work every chamber in the country can, and should, lead. The ACCE Education Attainment Division exists to help address the business community's desire for better educational outcomes and to strengthen their position as the strongest voice regarding the need for a highly skilled workforce to meet the demands of our global economy.
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Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce - Economic and Business Development Initiatives
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce - Education and Workforce Development Initiatves
The Education Attainment Division will improve the capacity of chambers to engage their business communities to have a measurable impact on cradle-to-career education and workforce development outcomes.
The Education Attainment Divison will: