Business Services > Talent Pipeline Management for Manufacturing

Talent Pipeline Management is an employer-led collaborative, demand-driven approach to closing the skills gap that builds on the principles of supply chain management. TPM calls for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as "end-customers" of education and workforce partnerships. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been promoting this model as a promising practice and is showcasing TPM projects from across the U.S., including Danville’s Vermilion Advantage initiative.

A grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) has enabled Northern Stateline business, educational, and government leaders to work with The Workforce Connection and Northern Illinois University (NIU) to determine the feasibility of such an approach.

A small group of regional manufacturers, chaired by June Hazzard of Woodward and Dave Young from the Northwest Illinois Development Alliance, has been meeting for the last several months to get this project off the ground.

This project is supported by the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce, Rockford Area Economic Development Council,  Growth Dimensions,  Northwest Illinois Development Alliance, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Alignment Rockford, Northwest Central Illinois Works (NCI Works) and The Workforce Connection.    You may direct any questions to 815-395-6638.

Project Overview--Putting Employers in the Drivers Seat

Presentation to Northern IL Manufacturers by US Chamber

TPM Information from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation