Chamber Selected for National Education & Workforce Program

The Chamber is one of 35 state and local chambers chosen to take part in a prestigious national program aimed at addressing critical education and workforce issues. Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, the Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips participants with resources, national expertise and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

“Businesses in North Central Massachusetts are struggling with the same challenges their peers are throughout the country.” says Christopher McDermott, Public Affairs Manager of the Chamber, who is participating in the third cohort of the program on behalf of North Central Massachusetts. “This is a great opportunity for the Chamber to actively contribute to the national conversation while learning best practices from our counterparts in other states that can help us make an impact locally.”

The Chamber was chosen through a competitive selection process. The four-month fellowship will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education and workforce development.

The objectives of this program align with the Chamber’s efforts around improving the workforce, which are most recently exemplified by the publication of our recent report Build North Central: Improving the Industrial Heart of Massachusetts. ◊

This story is from the latest Chamber Report