Talent Development

Future Ready Institutes

With talent development a priority for business and industry in our area, the Chamber has taken on the initiative of recruiting and convening businesses for the Future Ready Institutes’ Advisory Councils of Hamilton County Schools.

The Future Ready Institutes are categorized into four industry sectors:

  • Business & IT
  • Healthcare
  • Public Service
  • STEM

The purpose is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Institutes, providing guidance and support for curriculum development, experiential learning opportunities and systemic alignment and improvement.

If you are interested in volunteering and providing your expertise or for more information contact, mmoran@chattanoogachamber.com

College & Career Fair

Students have the opportunity to network with college representatives and members of the business community. Businesses provide hands-on activities and colleges display information about their college/university and business while answering questions about future education and career opportunities. (This event is held annually – usually in September.) 

Spring Job Fair

The annual Spring Job Fair has gained the reputation as the premier Job fair event in the greater Chattanooga area. The event gives Chattanooga businesses an opportunity to connect with local job seekers.  The participating employers represented numerous employment sectors including advanced manufacturing, finance, call centers, and transportation. 


As part of developing a talent pipeline, the Chamber is working to develop and inform students as well as the adult population, about pathways in various careers in our community.  This will help inform individuals about career paths and opportunities that are available.