Kentucky Chamber Manager of Public Affairs Betsy Dexter has been selected as an inaugural Education Attainment Fellow as part of a promising initiative led by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). This fellowship is for chamber executives and senior staff working to improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities.
“We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to this high-end leadership training initiative and the high caliber of applicants,” said Mick Fleming, president of ACCE. “This latest step in our strategy to engage businesses in education attainment supports chambers that are maximizing the link between education and economic development goals.”
Dexter will join a cohort of 21 chamber peers for an immersive education and workforce development experience involving best practices in education attainment, case studies of successes and failures, interaction with national experts and building a strong peer-to-peer network. Throughout the Fellowship, she will be developing and executing a specific action plan to meet our state’s educational attainment objectives.
Dexter’s name was selected based on her passion for improving the birth-to-career education pipeline and a desire to take our chamber’s educational efforts to the next level. Selected fellows also represent chambers that are currently engaged in policy, programs, systems reform, and messaging/communications relating to the areas of early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.
This fellowship program serves to advance chambers’ previously defined education attainment goals with the understanding that they will ultimately help ACCE and their peers around the country build replicable programs and policies. For more information about ACCE’s Education Attainment Division, click here.