The latest news from ACCE’s Education Attainment Division
Education Attainment Division
August 2016

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New Health & Wellness Resources

A growing number of chambers of commerce are championing health and wellness initiatives in their communities. By investing in community health initiatives, chambers can increase education attainment, improve workforce readiness, ensure economic vitality, and create equitable prosperity. ACCE’s Education Attainment Division (EAD) launched a new online resource to provide information, research, and best practices from chambers across the country.

22 Chamber Leaders Selected for Education Fellowship

ACCE has selected 22 chamber professionals to participate in the third cohort of the Fellowship for Education Attainment. The Fellowship is a year-long, immersive education and workforce development program to help participants strengthen their chambers’ education and workforce initiatives.

Meet the New EAD Advisory Board Members

Seven chamber education and workforce development leaders from across the country were added to the EAD advisory board for the 2016-17 year. The advisory board is a group of volunteer leaders that shape the work of the division by identifying key trends, informing initiatives, and advising on EAD programs like the annual Fellowship and Award for Education Attainment.

Six Organizations Receive Education Attainment Award

ACCE has awarded six organizations the Award for Education Attainment, a $40,000 stimulus to bolster established efforts to increase higher education attainment. The recipients have identified innovative solutions that serve as best practices for other communities.

Finalists named for Regional Innovation Award

This year’s award targeted initiatives that boost economic competitiveness by investing in health and wellness. The four finalists are building collaborative programs that support the health of children, the health of the workplace, and the health of the broader community. Winners will be announced next week.

See You In Savannah!

We hope to see you in Savannah for the 2016 ACCE Convention. The EAD Track is jam packed with great content to help you enhance your education and workforce development efforts. We will host an EAD Community reception on Thursday and several EAD consultants will be available for members interested in a one-on-one consultation. If you are interested in learning more, contact Will Burns.

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