LaKisha Miller 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. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced LaKisha Miller, Talent Pipeline System Director of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Center, was selected to participate in the fifth 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 incredible honor to be selected to participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Leads Fellowship program,” Talent Pipeline Management System Director LaKisha Miller said. “This fellowship will provide me with additional opportunities to grow and strengthen our engagement with community, state and national partners to implement programs, policies, and initiatives required to adequately address the existing gaps in Kentucky’s current and future talent pipelines.”
“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, LaKisha Miller was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives and association leaders to participate in the fifth class of this program. The yearlong virtual program, which concludes with an in-person meeting in June 2022, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.
Upon completion, Business Leads 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.
For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’s website.