For years, there has been a disconnect between what businesses want new employees to know before they show up for work and what the applicant pool actually knows. The TPM initiative puts employers in the driver’s seat of workforce partnerships for demand-driven workforce solutions. And it’s working for states like Houston, Kansas, and Kentucky, with success stories from Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Arizona soon to come.
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The world is changing in profound ways. This change has brought with it growth, opportunity, and job creation, as well as new risks for workers and communities. For many of these risks, we are ill equipped to manage them. These are the risks that have fueled economic anxiety and job insecurity.
MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, computing occupations make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, yet less than 25 percent of U.S. schools currently teach computer science related courses.
The Center for Education and Workforce is travelling to states around the country to discuss the importance of high-quality child care.
Now that employer collaboratives have completed the first five steps of Talent Pipeline Management (TPM), they have the information needed to improve their ROI and respond to the needs of the collaborative through a continuous improvement process.
Public and private sector leaders in Kansas have adopted the Talent Pipeline Management approach to scale its Workforce AID initiative.
Step five of implementing a talent pipeline management strategy is to build the pipeline itself.