Fostering positive communication between leaders in education and business helps schools and employers make progress toward their shared future. Valley Alliance for Education works closely with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Education Committee to stay in touch with the needs of area employers.  Project teams composed of VAE and Chamber volunteers are responsible for planning the Leadership Greater Augusta program and reviewing scholarship applications for the Annual Academic Achievers Recognition.  The VAE Business/Education Exchange Committee also hosts summits from time to time, providing opportunities for school and business leaders to share concerns and ideas with the ultimate goal of effectively preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce.