The Stoneham Chamber has signed on as an “Affiliate” with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), signaling its commitment to help drive education improvements for students to be successful in college and in the workplace.
The Stoneham joins the growing MBAE network that includes the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mass Technology Leadership Council as well as 22 other chambers and business associations representing more than 15,000 employers. See the Updated MBAE Affiliates listing here.
Groups that are affiliating with MBAE are responding to their members’ concerns on education and the workforce expressed through their responses to a statewide employer survey. Employers believe that there is much room for improvement in preparing our youth for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. Further, a widening skills gap makes it difficult for employers to find qualified candidates to fill open positions.
The Massachusetts business community has played a significant and successful role over the past three decades in calling for improvements in education. The MBAE was founded in 1988 by employers concerned about the educational attainment and skills of graduates entering the workforce