Kelly McCandless, Communications & Strategic Priorities Manager for the Billings Chamber of Commerce, has been accepted to the United State Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Leads Fellowship Program. The program accepted 35 participants from across the United States.
The Business Leads Fellowship Program seeks to address the significant workforce issues facing the country, particularly those along the education and workforce continuum. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce is working to close the skills gap by mobilizing the business community to be more engaged partners, challenging the status quo, and promoting education and workforce initiatives forward that will fuel economic success and sustainability.
McCandless is the Chamber’s workforce professional, serving as the liaison to the BillingsWorks workforce development organization as well as the co-chair of the Talent Attraction Committee. “Members of the Billings Chamber continue to site workforce issues as a primary concern limiting business growth,” explained McCandless.