Worthington to join ACCE’s Fellowship for Education Attainment
Lac, WI – Melissa
Worthington, vice president of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce
(AC), has been selected as an Education Attainment Fellow as part of a
promising initiative led by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
(ACCE). This fellowship is for chamber executives and senior staff working to
improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities.
been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to this high-end leadership
training initiative and the high caliber of applicants,” said Mick Fleming,
president of ACCE. “This latest step in our strategy to engage businesses in
education attainment will maximize the linkage between education and economic
peers for an immersive education and workforce development experience involving
best practices in education attainment, case studies of successes and failures,
interaction with national experts and building a strong peer-to-peer network.
Throughout the fellowship,
developing and executing a specific regional action plan to meet the
educational attainment objectives.
for strengthening the talent pipeline and improving regional education and
workforce development outcomes. Selected fellows represent chambers and
associations that are currently engaged in policy, programs and systems reform
efforts across the birth-to-career spectrum that serve to prepare a skilled and
globally competitive workforce.
president of the AC,
assists in the direction of all aspects of the Association as well as directs
the work of
the AC which addresses issues impacting workforce development, attraction and
retention in the
tourism-related marketing, economic research, project management and advocacy.
continued advances of
creating a hotbed of opportunity right here in
not to mention attracting national attention,” explained
for this opportunity and I am eager to begin sharing ideas and developing new
initiatives that will continue to move
fellowship program serves to advance chambers’ previously defined education
attainment goals with the understanding that they will ultimately help ACCE and
their peers around the country build replicable programs and policies. For more information about ACCE’s Education
Attainment Division visit: