The Chamber partners with Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County public schools to ensure our students have career education opportunities to prepare them with marketable skills for the regional workforce. We especially focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers which are high-demand career fields in the area. We support our schools through professional development and advocacy at the state and local levels.
STATE OF THE SCHOOLS
Read up on the State Of The Schools in the Huntsville/Madison County metro area. Watch the video.
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE SUPPORT COMMON CORE STANDARDS
In 2010 the Alabama State Board of Education adopted math and English standards that aligned with the Common Core State Standards, a non-partisan effort led by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State Schools Officers. Business, education, and parent groups across the state and across the country have rallied behind the standards in the wake of repeal efforts based on misinformation. The Save Our Standards movement presents the facts and the benefits of the Alabama Standards to ease the fears of parents who have been exposed to the misinformation.
Lydia Pennington Industry Relations Director 256-535-2083
Georgina Chapman Workforce Development Director 256-535-2008
Kent Ballard Workforce Education Specialist 256-535-2025