San Antonio Chamber members recently joined representatives from throughout the country for the U.S. Chamber Youth Employment Network gathering in Denver to share their input on its participation in a two-year program designed to increase youth employment.
Participants from the five chambers that participated in the network shared their reports regarding youth employment and how to best implement strategies to fix what it calls the “skills gap.”
“With youth unemployment at historic highs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) has launched this network to ensure young people have a clear path to employment and the necessary skills required for their success,” USCCF Center for Education and Workplace Vice President Cheryl Oldham said in a statement.
The USCCF strives to build America’s long-term competitiveness and to provide education about how businesses and communities can thrive and to create awareness about the positive impacts businesses have on those communities.
“It’s critical that the business community plays a leading role in developing programs that meet the needs of industry and support young people in acquiring the skills they need in the marketplace,” Oldham said.