State chambers of commerce partner on 'work-based learning

educationdive | May 03, 2019

A cohort of business groups has partnered to create a state network focused on, among other things, expanding work-based learning. The group, Business Leaders United (BLU), said in a press release that the network will include state chambers of commerce, economic development authorities and others.The network will help develop state policy solutions to drive federal policy around workforce development and secondary education, according to BLU.Specifically, it will work to expand apprenticeship and work-based learning initiatives, arrange financial aid for those seeking to improve their skills and partner with local schools to upskill entry-level workers. Partnerships to upskill workers are popping up across the country. Whether it's nonprofit organizations working with tech giants, industry leaders pairing up with education providers or other hybrids, the push to upskill workers in today's tight talent market is strong. Governments likewise have a stake in workforce development, and have been taking action. In recent months, state and local governments have rolled out various initiatives aimed at upskilling citizens. And at the federal level, lawmakers introduced legislation that would incentivize employers to hire and retain workers, especially those who face barriers to employment. The bill would also subsidize training costs.

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