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We have people without jobs, and jobs without people. Today, 50% of open, available positions in this country go unfilled, because the candidates aren’t available. At the same time, 40% of businesses can’t take on more work…because they can’t fill the jobs they have. Traditional education and career pathways weren’t designed to develop skills for a fast-changing market or to match the speed of changing industry requirements.


The demands of today’s economy require a strategy that connects workers to the jobs employers are trying to fill. 


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline ManagementTM (TPM) initiative is a workforce strategy for our time that can meet the needs of today’s changing business environment. The TPM AcademyTM builds on this foundation to train state and local leaders, business associations, employers, and economic development agencies to drive partnerships with their education and training providers based on need.

What is Talent Pipeline Management?

In early 2018, the Knoxville Chamber obtained funding to bring the TPM Academy model to Tennessee. In an effort to scale this initiative in TN, the Knoxville Chamber has asked the Tennessee Business Roundtable to act as host organization for the Tennessee TPM effort going forward.

Learn more about the Tennessee Business Roundtable

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The Tennessee Talent Pipeline is an initiative of the Tennessee Business Roundtable.

The Tennessee Business Roundtable (TBR) develops and advocates for pro-business public policy that optimizes the quality of life and well-being of all Tennesseans. Founded in 1983, TBR has partnered successfully with five Governors and hundreds of business, no-profit, academic, and government stakeholders to create and promote policies that have contributed significantly to the success of the Volunteer State’s economy and people, particularly in public education.

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