TPM Upskill Academy

Event Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00am

In April of 2019, the inaugural TPM Upskill Academy will launch in Arizona. The traditional TPM Academy curriculum has been revised for this new phase of TPM training, that will apply the provem TPM approach to improve career pathways and upskilling opportunities for an incumbent workforce. This first training is open to no more than 30 individuals in the state of Arizona.

The application window for this event has now closed.

Participating individuals agree to:

  • Attend Introduction to TPM session and Informational Webinar prior to program start.
  • Actively participate in four webinars and three in-person, two-day workshops.
  • Work with other chambers and education and training partners to develop solutions to better prepare talent.
  • Be willing to share best practices in order to strengthen the workforce ecosystem for Arizona.

Benefits of participating in the TPM Upskill Academy:

  • Join the National Learning Network (NLN), comprised of close to 200 TPM Academy graduates across 22 states.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement talent supply chain solutions with your members and stakeholders.
  • Access to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation TPM web tool, which activates the six TPM strategies to streamline data collection and visualization for employer partners.

TPM at Work

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation utilizes the TPM principles and process within each workforce collaborative. The most notable application of TPM was with the Cybersecurity Workforce Collaborative. This collaborative identified a significant disconnect between employers and education and training providers. At the first meeting, 40 employers identified multiple job titles with vastly different job descriptions, all serving in a very similar role. This lack of standardization made it extremely difficult for education and training providers to meet business’ needs. Utilizing the TPM approach, the companies agreed to a level of standardization in job titles and descriptions. This led to a joint curriculum review with one of the top education providers to better align the curriculum with employer’s needs. Through this TPM process, providers were able to understand the needs of employers and adjusted their curriculum to prepare a more qualified workforce.

More Information

This TPM Upskill Academy is being hosted by the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation through a grant provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. For more information on the event, visit the event page. For more information on opportunities to host a TPM Upskill Academy for your state, email workforce@uschamber.com

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