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Gauging the Skills Gap: Is Your Community Workforce Career-Ready?

HERO Team / Holly South on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1:15:00 pm 

Results from the ACCE Education Attainment Division's recent QuickPoll are now available! More than 100 chamber professionals responded to questions about their business community’s perception of candidates, the importance of several core skills, and their chamber’s initiatives. Take a look below, and click here for the complete QuickPoll results.

  • Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that jobs aren’t filled because of a technical skills gap:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Half find that a lack of non-technical skills (e.g., communication skills and teamwork)  is also a huge challenge:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Of the core skills we asked about, critical thinking and problem-solving is the most highly valued by poll participants:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more on ACCE's Surveys and Data, including QuickPolls, view our Research Overview page.

Tags: Careers, education, HERO, QuickPoll, skills gap, Workforce Development

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Education Attainment Resources You Can Use 24/7

HERO Team/Sarah Myers on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:00:00 am 

Be sure to read ACCE's Education Attainment Division's latest blog post on "Business-Friendly Tools Chambers Can Use to Support a College & Career-Ready Agenda" (12/13/2013).  This post highlights updated resources and tools you can use for education attainment, workforce readiness, and Common Core Standards for chambers and your members. If your chamber is doing any work in Education & Workforce Development, be sure to get connected to ACCE's Education Attainment Division in our Divisions & Groups. HERO content relies on your contributions. Have a Sample document, link, or resource to share with us? Email HERO@acce.org to contribute resources or ask us a question.

Tags: common core, education, Education Attainment, HERO, Workforce Development

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