What is TPM™?
TPM is a demand-driven, employer-led approach to closing the skills gap. Utilizing supply chain management principles, employers play an expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of education and workforce partnerships. The TPM framework is composed of six strategies that, when implemented in a particular sequence, make for a talent supply chain approach. Each strategy is designed to build off one another and support employers in developing a more data-and performance driven approach to improving education and workforce partnerships.
What is the TPM Academy™?
An in-person training for state and local chambers, business associations, economic development agency leaders, and employers, to learn to drive partnerships with education and training providers based on industry need. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation worked with a board of advisors to develop a training curriculum designed to walk business-led organizations through the process of implementing TPM principles. The curriculum begins with TPM orientation, gathering appropriate stakeholders and generating buy-in for the process, and runs through six TPM strategies, concluding with post-implementation continuous improvement. Learn more at TheTalentSupplyChain.org
About the TPM Upskill Academy of Arizona
In April of 2019, the first ever TPM Upskill Academy launched in Arizona. The Academy is preparing 23 individuals from 17 organizations who are committed to applying the TPM curriculum, and launching successful and sustainable workforce collaboratives.
Graduates of the TPM Upskill Academy receive:
- Membership to the National Learning Network (NLN), comprised of close to 200 TPM Academy graduates across 22 states.
- Gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement talent supply chain solutions with your members and stakeholders.
- Access to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation TPM web tool, which activates the six TPM strategies to streamline data collection and visualization for employer partners.
Who are the Academy Participants?
|Arizona Chamber Foundation||Mary||Curtin||Deputy Director, A for Arizona|
|Arizona State University||Lukas||Wenrick||University Innovation Fellow|
|Arizona@Work Maricopa County||Kevin||Dumcum||Business Services Representative|
|Arizona@Work Maricopa County||Heath||Anderson||Workforce Development Coordinator|
|Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce||Deanna||Kupcik||President and CEO|
|Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation||Thomas||Schumann||Executive Director|
|Center for Future of Arizona (CFA)||Orlando||Cazarez||Project Manager, Retail Sector Initiative|
|Center for Future of Arizona (CFA)||Holly||Kurtz||Director, Retail Sector Initiative|
|Gilbert Chamber of Commerce||Sarah||Watts||Vice President of Workforce and Community Partnerships|
|Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation||Brittany||Holmes||Workforce Development Manager|
|Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation||Kimberly||Vegliante||Workforce Development Manager|
|Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce||Lisa||Krueger||President and CEO|
|Local First AZ||Liza||Noland||Director of Rural Programs|
|Maricopa County Community College District||Julie||Stiak||District Director for Workforce Development|
|Maricopa County Community College District||Daniel||Barajas||Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development|
|Parker Area Chamber of Commerce||Mary||Hamilton||Executive Director|
|Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce||Chris||Clark||President and CEO|
|Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce||Michael||Guymon||Vice President|
|WESTMARC||Kimberly||Jordan||Director of Business Operations and Strategy|
|West-MEC||Aaron||Parsons||Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Specialist|
|West-MEC||Katie||Mehin||Director of Career Services|