Mission: Chattanooga 2.0 is a community-led movement to write the next chapter in our future by transforming education and workforce opportunities
A community that ensures that all residents have meaningful opportunities to succeed in school, work, and lifeCall to action regarding the economic and moral imperative for change
Diverse coalition from across Hamilton County, including educators, parents, students, government, business, non-profit, philanthropic, civic and faith leaders
Community aspirations, and associated measures, for learning and life outcomes
Bold strategies for realizing these aspirations across early childhood, K-12, post-secondary education and workforce development
Actions and resources linked to these strategies
A sustained long-term effort, where the coalition supports and tracks Hamilton County’s progress over time
Implemented by partners across the entire community in the spirit of the “Chattanooga Way,” building on Chattanooga 1.0’s legacy of place-based economic revitalization
Chatt 2.0 is a multi-year journey.
How does the Chamber play a role?
The Chamber leads this workgroup focused on understanding how Chattanooga’s future-ready employees should be equipped. Our post-secondary education partners are active participants ready to shape educational programs to meet this demand.
Understand the current state
Approach: Extensive data gathering supported by external research to document the current state and the imperative for change
Result: Report on “A Bold Vision for our Future Workforce” & build awareness about current challenges and opportunities
Define strategies & build movement
Approach: 100-day strategic planning effort incorporating broad community consensus around key priorities
Result: 3-5 recommended bold strategies for each step along education spectrum (Early childhood, K-12, Post-secondary) & prioritized strategies and high level implementation timing
Mobilize our resources
Approach: Stand up implementation support structure, share proposed strategies with community members & initiative owners prepare more detailed plans translating strategies into action
Result: Defined ongoing governance structure to oversee Chatt 2.0 implementation & action plans linked with strategies including key milestones, owners, timing, and impact
Implement & sustain changes
Approach: Establish steering committee to track key milestones vs. targets
Result: Changes implemented through coordinated efforts of key partners responsible for each initiative (to include quick wins and longer-term initiatives & assessment of implementation and outcomes vs. targeted objectives