A strategic alignment between classroom and career.
We have people without jobs, and jobs without people. Today, 50% of open, available positions in this country go unfilled, because the candidates aren’t available. At the same time, 40% of businesses can’t take on more work…because they can’t fill the jobs they have. Traditional education and career pathways weren't designed to develop skills for a fast-changing market or to match the speed of changing industry requirements.
The demands of today's economy require a strategy that connects workers to the jobs employers are trying to fill.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline ManagementTM (TPM) initiative is a workforce strategy for our time that can meet the needs of today’s changing business environment. The TPM AcademyTM builds on this foundation to train state and local leaders, business associations, employers, and economic development agencies to drive partnerships with their education and training providers based on need.
The Chamber Foundation worked with a board of advisors to develop a training curriculum designed to walk business-led organizations through the process of implementing TPMTM principles. The curriculum starts at Strategy 0, gathering appropriate stakeholders and generating buy-in for the process, through Strategy 6, post-implementation continuous improvement.
The Greater Houston Partnership established UpSkill Houston to bring employers together and strategically expand the talent pipeline for the high-demand careers in the industry sectors considered the drivers of the region’s economy.
DTE Energy is working to address the skills gap, increase the quality of candidates for in-demand jobs, and build a sustainable pipeline of skilled talent through career path development and skilled trade training programs.
Growth of the TPM initiative has continued thanks to a national network of TPM leaders and champions who act as Peer Advisors to those businesses and states new to the process. In October each year we host a national workforce conference that brings these audiences together to discuss best practices, challenges, and successes.