The Montana Chamber Foundation (MCF) is dedicated to supporting our educators in the vital role they play developing our future workforce.  We are transforming education in Montana by implementing Empowered’s core concepts of Principles, Markets, and Mindset, currently in more than 100 communities across Montana.

Empowered brings workforce readiness and entrepreneurship skills to life in the classroom making the educational experience real and authentic for everyone.  Our resources are free and open to any public, community, private, or homeschool setting. 

The MCF has two full-time dedicated workforce strategists, James Easton and Tiana Yates, and our team of Ambassadors across the state offering support to teachers, students and schools.  Our entire team consists of classroom teachers with firsthand experience teaching this curriculum and understanding the everyday challenges teachers face.

Montana Chamber Foundation’s Workforce Strategists, Tiana Yates and James Easton

In 2017, the Montana Chamber Foundation brought to Montana Empowered, a nationally recognized program that develops employability traits and instills economic and entrepreneurial principles in our future workforce.

  • Empowered helps students develop the soft skills—such as creativity, focus mastery, and a growth mindset—that Montana businesses have told us they’re looking for in potential employees.
  • Market Days- Educators taking their classes to new heights. Teacher give students a chance to start their own businesses in this real-world, pop-up market experience.
  • The Prospects– Montana’s premier middle and high school pitch competition.
  • Educators– Take a minute to look at some of the activities you can use if you classroom with a free Empowered teacher account.



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