The Career Readiness TPM Academy of Michigan

The Career Readiness TPM Academy® is a training developed by the U.S. Chamber Foundation that seeks to enhance partnerships between community colleges and sub-baccalaureate programs and employers to improve completion, credential attainment and employment and career advancement, particularly for people of color.

The Career Readiness TPM Academy of Michigan is a partnership with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity-Employment and Training. (LEO-E&T). Individuals from colleges, employers, workplace professionals and chambers of commerce, should apply if their organization is looking to use talent pipeline development strategies in meaningful ways during and after the TPM Academy program.  We recognize that attending the Academy alone will not result in change for your community—it will require your commitment to identifying, developing, and integrating tactics throughout your approach.

All participants in the TPM Academy are required to commit to attend the training sessions between March and July. Each training will consist of lecture, group work, and hands-on TPM web tool training. Upon graduating the TPM Academy you will become part of the National Learning Network, a collaborative group that will support your efforts beyond your TPM Academy experience.  

With questions regarding the academy, please email

Interested in applying, but want to learn more?
Watch our interest webinar!
Required Meetings
  • Meeting 1: March 28 (Virtual)
  • Meeting 2: April 26 + 27 (In-person)
  • Meeting 3: June 7 + 8 (Virtual)
  • Meeting 4: July 26 + 27 (In-person)

In-person sessions will be held in Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Community College West Campus. 

Cost to Attend

$100 per person – The cost to attend does not include travel and lodging expenses (except as outlined below). 

Travel Accommodations: Travel, lodging, and dinner for the in-person events in Lansing, Michigan will be the responsibility of the participant. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided at the in-person events.

Application Window
  • Window opens: January 27, 2022
  • Applications due: March 6, 2022 (Late applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.)
  • All applications require a CEO letter of support. 
  • All accepted applicants will be notified of their acceptance by March 16, 2022

Ready to Apply?

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Career Readiness TPM Academy Application

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