The Experience.

The TPM Academy is an in-person or virtual training where workforce leaders from across the country come together to develop solutions to support the students, workers, and businesses in their community.


Created by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, the TPM Academy trains business, workforce, economic development, and education leaders on the TPM framework, a demand-driven strategy to create career pathways for students and workers with talent pipelines aligned to dynamic business needs.  

Whether facilitated in-person or online and on demand via our TPM Co/Lab™ learning platform, the TPM Academy equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement talent supply chain solutions that create shared value for students, workers, education and training partners, and employers using our custom TPM Academy curriculum. TPM Academy graduates can take an assessment to demonstrate they understand the TPM framework and earn a credential to be recognized as a TPM Talent Supply Chain Manager. 

Supported by a customized curriculum that serves as a handbook and toolkit for participants, the TPM Academy also has a companion web tool that activates the six TPM strategies to streamline data collection and visualization. Participants are given access to these resources throughout the training. 

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What is Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM)?

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.

How long does it take?

In-person TPM Academies are traditionally facilitated through four to six in-person or virtual meetings over several months with instruction provided by the U.S. Chamber Foundation and practitioners recognized as TPM Academy faculty.

Online TPM Academies that include live learning sessions typically take 10 to 12 weeks. Those who participate in the On Demand learning journey can complete the TPM Academy on their own time, with about X hours of seat time. Technical assistance is offered throughout and after the TPM Academy, no matter the facilitation method.

To execute the six TPM strategies, it can take anywhere from eight months to two years.

Is TPM right for you?

TPM may be a good fit if you are an employer requiring a talent pipeline solution that can produce a skilled workforce in two years or less, addressing a workforce need that requires additional training between two and four years, or building upskill pathways for incumbent workers to promote them to destination jobs. TPM may also be a good fit if you are an education, workforce, or economic development partner that wants to repurpose employer engagement beyond an advisory capacity, or better align programming to produce more streamlined, employer-led career pathways.

How much does the
TPM Academy cost?

The TPM Academy curriculum is available online at no cost.

An individual interested in participating in a TPM Academy via our online learning platform can enroll at any time for $2,000 or if they would like to participate in weekly live learning sessions with trained TPM faculty, they can enroll in a cohort for $2,500.

If an organization or community is interested in hosting a TPM Academy, we encourage you to read the TPM Orientation and contact the U.S. Chamber Foundation to request a Coordinator Toolkit and discuss the parameters for hosting a TPM Academy.

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Learn more about what’s involved and see if TPM is the right fit for you.

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