• Jacobson Graduates from U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

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    September 16, 2019
    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Kyle Jacobson, Director of Government Relations, graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s premier business leadership program. The inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program trained and equipped leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.
     
    “This was an excellent learning experience that taught our cohort how the business community can best position itself in education and workforce conversations,” said Jacobson. “To maintain a competitive workforce and a prosperous economy, institutions of education need input and feedback from employers.”
     
    “As clearly displayed throughout this program, state and local leaders know better than anyone the critical link between education and economic development,” said Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce. “Not only did the Fellows gain a network of peers and experts in the field, the program is designed to help these leaders find opportunities to develop initiatives that will continue to advance the growth of their local economy and put education policy into practice.”
     
    “This experience will equip the Lubbock Chamber with the tools necessary to promote better policy and to effectively engage with educators in our area,” said Jacobson. “For that, we are thankful that the U.S. Chamber included us in this program.”
     
    Following a competitive application and selection process, Jacobson was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives to participate in the third cohort. The four-month program covered the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.
     
    Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.
     

     
    Contact:
    Haily Wells, Director of Communications & PR
    (806) 761-7005
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