Last year was newsworthy for education and workforce development in North Carolina. From the announcement of our state’s new educational attainment goal—to reach 2 million North Carolinians with high-quality postsecondary degrees or credentials—to the launch of the NC Chamber Foundation’s new workforce development program, Talent Pipeline Management, North Carolina is making progress on this important issue. You can read more about what we worked on in the education and workforce development spaces in 2019 here.
There’s good reason for all this attention. In our annual CEO polls for several years in a row, you’ve shared that education and the talent supply are a top issue threatening growth for your businesses. That’s why we’re committed to working with many of you to help better align our education systems with industry needs and build a brighter future for North Carolina’s students. Along every stage of the talent pipeline, there are opportunities for us to collaborate with industry partners, education providers, parents and students, government organizations and more.
With all these opportunities to strengthen our talent pipeline in the new year, we’d like to hear from you about your top issues in education and workforce development. If you have a moment, please fill out this quick survey and tell us about your organization’s priorities for 2020 so we can continue to be a voice for you.