A region thrives when its people have the workforce skills that match the needs of its employers.
The Chamber's talent team serves as a regional convener, creating business and education partnerships through collaborative and equitable initiatives. Employer-led needs assessments guide our efforts to cultivate relationships, educate on best practices and develop our current and future employees. Our country is currently facing a talent crisis and employers need to know how they are going to both recruit and retain their workforce. The Chamber serves as a thought leader in bringing our members the latest trends, resources and data to inform your talent decisions.
The Charleston Chamber Foundation, along with Educate, Empower and Elevate Foundation (E3) and Roper St. Francis Healthcare, received an $8.4 million grant through the Good Jobs Challenge funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to form the Lowcountry Careers Collaborative. Focusing initially on healthcare, the collaborative is an equity-centered, employer-led approach that builds upon existing regional training systems to offer pathways to higher level careers. It is designed to bridge historic gaps in employment representation by training a diverse coalition of healthcare workers.
The Talent team empowers our members, school systems and policy leaders with the latest resources, data and reports to inform better decision making by:
The 2022 Talent Demand Study provides a foundational analysis for industry, small business, education and community partners to understand the current and forecasted data on talent and workforce for the region as well as provide high-level insight into potential opportunities for consideration.
We convene employers, training and service providers, and regional and state agencies to build a regional Talent Pipeline Management strategy to address our region's most critical workforce needs by:
By bridging the greatest needs of employers with regional resources, we address workforce demands through: