There are two formats for learning in TPM Co/Lab.
TPM Academy® OnDemand
Want to learn the TPM framework, but need maximum flexibility in when and how you learn? Then the on-demand format is the way to go!
This format is a completely self-paced and individually motivated learning opportunity. There are seven strategy modules comprised of 5 to 9 units each. You will complete the eLearning modules on your own time. You can expect each strategy to take an estimated 2-4 hours of seat time.
TPM Academy® Blended Learning
Want to be able to connect with your peers throughout your learning experience? Then the blended learning format is for you.
You will complete the e-learning modules on your own time similar to the on-demand format, however, you will also be paired with a group of learners going through the content at the same time as you. Just like signing up for an online class, you will have both individual and group assignments, as well as live class sessions with a facilitator and your cohort members.
There are seven strategy modules comprised of 5 to 9 units each. You will complete the eLearning modules on your own time. You can expect each strategy to take an estimated 2-4 hours of seat time.
Personalized Learning Tracks
The TPM® framework at its core was developed to provide business-facing organizations with the tools and resources to lead employers through a structured process for data collection and decision-making. As we’ve grown, we’ve recognized the value of all players within a community having access to the framework and personalized learning. The three learning tracks we’ve developed allow for each person participating in a TPM Academy to get the most relevant information to their role within a talent supply chain.
Regardless of the format for the TPM Academy program or extension module you choose, there are three different learner tracks based on the role you play in your community’s talent supply chain:
Host Organization Track
This track is best for business-serving organizations dedicated to business growth and competitiveness.
What is a Host Organization?
In TPM, Host Organizations are the entity that houses and provides the staff and management support for one or more employer collaboratives. Host organizations are different from traditional intermediaries in that they are business member organizations (e.g., chambers of commerce, industry sector-based associations) or economic development organizations that are chosen or affirmed by the employer members to manage and staff employer collaboratives.
This track is best for employers whether they plan to implement TPM internally or as part of an employer collaborative.
What is an employer collaborative?
An Employer Collaborative is a group organized by employers, for employers, to collectively address their shared workforce needs. The collaborative is bolstered by management support provided through a new or existing employer-led organization of the collaborative members’ choice. Employer collaboratives are different from most public-private partnerships in that they are organized and managed to maximize responsiveness to employers as end-customers and to deliver an employer return on investment.
This track is best for education and training providers that plan to work closely with their employer partners to meet student and worker needs.
Who are providers?
Providers are any public or private organization that delivers education and workforce training, or any other type of talent services, to employers, learners, and job-seekers. These services include career guidance, education, training, recruiting, and job placement as well as wraparound support services. Providers can be public employment agencies (including but not limited to social services and community development), private employment and staffing agencies, high schools, community colleges, universities, proprietary schools, or community-based nonprofit organizations.
Looking to connect with someone that is working with the manufacturing or healthcare industry? Trying to find someone that has experience working in rural communities or with unions? Want to know how to get started with data collection or just want to have peers to learn with while going through your TPM Academy experience?
We’ve got you covered.
With TPM Co/Lab™ new and experienced practitioners have a dedicated space to connect, ask questions, and collaborate through forums, a full network directory, and collaborative workshops and training opportunities.
The TPM framework is continuously iterating on industry-best practices because we know that our best learnings come from each other.
Understanding and demonstrated application of the TPM framework is an incredible value skillset for any individual to bring to their organization and community. With TPM Co/Lab graduates of the TPM Academy program now have tangible ways to showcase the skills and competencies gained through participation in this training program with a digital badge noting your role as a TPM® Talent Supply Chain Manager.
There are three tiers of recognition for TPM practitioners:
- TPM® Talent Supply Chain Manager: Become a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized talent supply chain manager.
- TPM® Talent Supply Chain Manager Plus+: After becoming a recognized talent supply chain manager, take opportunities (e.g., improving Job Quality through TPM) to build on your foundational knowledge through specialty courses that make you a more advanced practitioner.
- g., TPM Web Tool
- g., TPM Job Quality
- g., TPM Opportunity Populations
- TPM® Verified Talent Supply Chain Manager: Share your talent supply chain management skills and experience and become verified by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and your peers.