What is Chattanooga 2.0?


Mission: Chattanooga 2.0 is a community-led movement to write the next chapter in our future by transforming education and workforce opportunities

Vision:

  • 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
  • July-December 2015
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
  • March-June 2016
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
  • June-August 2016
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
  • July 2016-ongoing
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