Talent Pipeline Management

​The Apprenticeship Illinois Leadership Team continues developing new professional development training programs to support local workforce areas with business sector outreach and apprenticeship expansion opportunities through formula funding.​

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced sponsoring a Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Co/Lab Training Program for Title I and Title III employees during the August 2023 Apprenticeship Illinois Bo​otcamp​. DCEO will cover $2,250 per person for two training programs: TPM Co/Lab Academy and TPM Web Tool Application. Participants will complete a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management online Co/Lab Academy led by Kim Kuchenbrod, Illinois’ TPM Fellow and Faculty.

The training is intended for a member of the Business Service Team to learn the TPM playbook for creating local and regional business sector partnerships as outlined in the Unified State Plan and how to use the web tool for data collection and analysis. The training consists of self-paced learning and eight live learning sessions with peers over 12 weeks for 1.5-2 hours. Each session focuses on a different TPM strategy and includes a presentation from TPM faculty members and practitioners from the field.

The second training, in January 2024, will consist of four live sessions on using the online TPM web tool for survey and data collection.
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The TPM Academy Overview Webinar was held on September 15, 2023 to provide LWIA Executive Directors with information pertaining to:
  • Training and training format.
  • Time commitment.
  • Staff selection process.
  • Expected outcomes and deliverables.

Access Webinar Materials:
  • Apprenticeship Illinois TPM Co/Lab Academy (PPT)
  • Overview of TPM Academy for LWIAs Recording (Link)​
  • TPM Academy Application Template (Link)