ALIGNING CLASSROOM TO CAREER
The TPM Academy trains business, workforce, and economic development leaders on the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) approach, a demand-driven strategy to create real career pathways for students and workers with talent pipelines aligned to dynamic business needs.
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The TPM Academy is an in-person or virtual training, facilitated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, for state and local chambers, business association and economic development agency leaders, as well as employers, to learn to drive partnerships with their education and training providers based on industry need. Graduates of the TPM Academy become members of a national network of workforce development leaders and TPM practitioners.
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The National Learning Network
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. Each summer these practitioners gather at the National Learning Network Summit in D.C. to share best practices, discuss challenges and successes, and meet other practitioners. In October each year, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s national workforce conference, Talent Forward, brings these audiences together again to discuss the year ahead for the initiative as well as network with other workforce leaders from across the country.
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The demands of today’s economy require a strategic alignment between classroom and career that better supports students in their transition to the workforce. More than 2,000 employers across the country are finding that alignment and seeing results by making TPM a priority.