Zeb Welborn Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

Fellowship Provides State and Local Business Leaders with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Zeb Welborn, President of the Chino Valley Chamber, was selected to participate in the sixth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.
 
"It's an honor to represent the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce in the Education and Workforce Fellowship Program. For the past year we've been hard at work implementing our Upskill Chino Valley Program to create workforce development initiatives to help solve the needs of businesses in our community. This will help to ensure that the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce is a leader in workforce development initiatives in our region for a long time to come," President Welborn said.
 
“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” says Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of the Center for Education and Workforce. “They, better than anyone, see the critical link between education and economic development, and we are glad to be able to support them as they take on this critical leadership role in their community.”
 
Following a competitive application and selection process, Welborn was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals, and association leaders to participate in the sixth class of this program. The yearlong virtual program, which concludes with an in-person meeting, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, postsecondary education, and workforce development.
 
Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of over 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.
  
For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’s website.

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