October 10, 2018

Capital Region Chamber’s Angela Dixon Chosen to Inaugural Class of Education and Workforce Fellowship Program

In response to the needs of state and local chambers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently launched the new premier business leadership program to help address the most pressing education and workforce issues. The Business Leads Fellowship Program will train and equip fellows with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address these challenges.

Angela Dixon, Vice President, Talent and Inclusion at the Capital Region Chamber, has been chosen to the Inaugural class of the Business Leads Fellowship Program. Dixon was chosen as one of 35 following a competitive application and selection process with more than 140 total applicants.

“State and local leaders know better than anyone the critical link between education and economic development,” says Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce. “We created this program to help these leaders find opportunities to develop initiatives that will advance the growth of their local economy and put education policy into practice.”

“This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts in the field of K-12 education policy, academic standards and accountability, and college and career readiness. Additionally, to be able to network with peers and gain insight into best practices is a benefit that will last long after the program concludes,” according to Dixon.

The four-month fellowship will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.

Upon completion, fellows will 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.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a second cohort in spring 2019. The first meeting of the inaugural class took place from September 19-21, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.