As CEOs of the world’s leading companies, Business Roundtable members understand that America needs a world-class, skilled workforce to lead in global innovation, ensure future economic growth and drive job creation. Business Roundtable supports policies that improve teacher quality and student achievement, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), expand U.S. innovation capacity and better prepare Americans to prosper in the 21st century economy. We are committed to ensuring all students and workers are prepared to work and ready to succeed.
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Chairman & CEO,
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Committee Chair, Business Roundtable
President & CEO,
Committee Vice Chair, Business Roundtable
Business Roundtable is dedicated to accelerating innovation and boosting the worldwide competitiveness of our nation. A key component of success in the international economy is smart, educated, and motivated employees and customers.
Business Roundtable’s recent activities and policy goals to promote and develop a well-educated workforce include:
Tapping America’s Potential (TAP): Business Roundtable led a group of 15 business organizations to found the TAP coalition in 2005 and establish a national goal of doubling the number of U.S. STEM graduates with bachelor’s degrees. Read TAP’s policy recommendations here. Learn more about TAP here.
The Springboard Project: Launched by Business Roundtable, The Springboard Project is an independent action-oriented commission – comprised of a diverse and select group of leading thinkers, including business executives, labor leaders, educators, social networking experts, government officials and foundation chiefs – that developed policy recommendations for a 21st century approach to equip Americans with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success in the U.S. workforce. Learn more here. (NOTE: Here, we link to this subsection on the BRT website.)