Workforce Training

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on workforce training and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

America Working Forward

Every year, approximately 700,000 people are released from American prisons to rejoin society and the workforce. At the same time, there are approximately 7.1 million jobs open in the U.S. With the right hiring, training, and mentoring practices, we can unlock the potential of this population and connect them with the jobs employers struggle to fill.

Join us on June 11 to hear from the businesses, entrepreneurs, and programs who are building innovative programs that give inmates and ex-convicts a second chance. 

TPM NLN 2019 Summit

Growth of the Talent Pipeline Management (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. This group is now more than 200 professionals and is called the National Learning Network (NLN). Each year we gather these experts to network with their peers, discuss the initiative, the evolution of the TPM Academy, as well as opportunities for the future of TPM.

Talent Forward 2019

At Talent Forward 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's national workforce conference, we will explore how we define leadership at the intersection of work, education, and tech. How can we create the right environment to support the development of new partnerships and encourage change that is disruptive without being destructive? And once we're there, what does success look like? Join us with experts from across industries to discuss these questions and more.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Upskill Academy to Improve Career Advancement

April 22, 2019
TPM Upskill Academy Launches in Phoenix, AZ
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the launch of the first Talent Pipeline Management™ (TPM) Upskill Academy, an expansion of the TPM Academy™. The TPM Upskill Academy, developed with grant support from Walmart as part of its Retail Opportunity Initiative, will build on existing TPM resources to support employers in improving the skills of incumbent employees and preparing them for success in new and changing roles.
April 23, 2019
Talent Supply Chains, Stop the Leakage
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Increasingly human resource professionals are applying supply chain theory to the growing misalignment of talent available to meet 21st century workforce needs. There are a number of drivers at the root cause of this trend, one notable driver being the technological evolution that has dramatically changed the skillset required for workforce demand.
April 11, 2019
TPM Upskill Academy Featured Image
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Whether new and changing roles are due to modernizing technologies, transformations in how work is organized and carried out within a company, or retraining workers to transition into new jobs because their current jobs are being eliminated, employers must demonstrate leadership in identifying these transitional moments as an opportunity to establish an upskilling strategy to build on existing investments and skill sets. 
April 4, 2019
The Learner Revolution, Education Design Lab
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The “Learner Revolution” represents an exhilarating, yet daunting deconstruction of the degree as we know it: a world where a learner will not be tethered to one institution for their degree, where in fact, earning a whole degree will be only one option on a success-focused learner’s menu.

TPM Upskill Academy

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.

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