The North Chamber of Commerce is joining with members of the Massachusetts Business Coalition on Skills to advocate for expanding access for high school students to earn industry-recognized credentials in the face of today’s challenging labor market.
The Chamber has signed onto a letter urging the state’s Future of Work Commission to increase opportunities for high school students to earn industry-recognized credentials tied to labor market demand and high-wage jobs of the future. Chamber President and CEO Karen Andreas sits on the MA Business Coalition on Skills.
The Chamber is among more than 25 business organizations across the state that have endorsed the letter, saying they see the recommendation as a dynamic solution to closing the skills gap.
Read the letter, which will be formally submitted into testimony on Friday. Jan. 21, here.