We are proud of our very own Vice President of Workforce and Talent Alignment Kwee Lan Teo for being named an Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Fellow for Education and Talent Development.
The fellowship is designed to advance the Austin Chamber’s education attainment goals. Along with our school district partners, we strive to send 70% of graduating seniors directly to college, which will help them get the skills they need to find a job, pay their bills, and achieve prosperity. ACCE’s fellowship is designed to ultimately help business associations nationwide build replicable programs and processes.
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, serves more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals and 1,300 chambers of commerce, or similar organizations, around the world. ACCE’s members come from nearly each of the largest 100 metropolitan regions in the United States.
In addition to producing labor market information for issues related to legislation, accountability, grant/infrastructure support, curriculum building and other purposes; Kwee Lan also serves on ACC’s Progress Report Task Force and Regional Advisory Committee. Her role is to increase program capacity in three focused areas: technology, healthcare and advanced manufacturing/skilled trades. Kwee Lan’s grant work from the Lumina Foundation and The Graduate Network has also better positioned the Austin Chamber to provide support for postsecondary enrollment and completion in the Austin region.
As an independent organization whose members are local businesses, the Austin Chamber also helps Austin-area high school students fill out financial aid applications to help make college more affordable and cut down on student debt. Our work doesn’t stop there though. We partner with organizations like Austin Community College to train people so they can start or advance their careers and achieve prosperity.
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