In a cooperating partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb will attend the Talent Pipeline Management Academy (TPMA) to learn how supply chain talent management principles can be implemented to help fill skills gaps in the transportation industry.
Anticipated Partnership Duration: February 2017 – May 2017
Timeline and Overview
SWTWC shares the U.S. Chamber’s view that transportation workforce development efforts need to be employer-led and demand-driven. SWTWC seeks to apply the methods and insights from the TPM Academy sessions to the development of an employer collaborative that will inform a series of Career Pathway Demonstration programs that will engage students in K-12, trade schools, community colleges, and universities. Those demonstration programs will help transportation employers generate interest among student populations to join the transportation workforce by completing the appropriate educational curriculum and essential professional preparation to follow a strategic career pathway that leads to employment in the transportation workforce.
TPMA offers business and economic development professionals an opportunity to learn about how supply chain talent management principles can be implemented to help fill skills gaps in any industry. The USCCF invited select professionals to apply for TPMA’s second cohort, and SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb was accepted.
Reeb aims to complete the program according to the timeline above, and to apply any workforce development tools and resources offered by USCCF’s TPMA to SWTWC’s future transportation workforce efforts.
Reeb is also seeking strategic partnerships within the cohort to further SWTWC Workforce Initiatives and any of the Center’s workforce development efforts; for instance, training models that may be applied to various fields within transportation.
- Completion of TPMA’s program
- Key workforce development tools and resources to support the transportation workforce
- Support efforts for the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW) Career Pathways
- Develop partnerships to advance SWTWC’s workforce initiatives
The purpose of this partnership is to improve SWTWC’s methodology for the Center’s transportation workforce initiatives going forward. The TPMA will also serve as a major networking opportunity for SWTWC. Reeb’s cohort will contain 19 other high-level professionals across several industries involved in workforce development. This will further enrich the information exchange, and may give way to new partnerships across different sectors of the transportation industry.
- SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb will represent the transportation industry perspective for the TPMA Cohort 2.
- SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb will offer insight on federal efforts to close the skill gaps in the transportation workforce.
- SWTWC Associate Director Tyler Reeb will share the successes and challenges of a network-driven program that focuses on partnerships between public and private industry professionals, educators, and researchers.
SWTWC. (2016). “Application for TPM academy.” Retrieved from https://www.swtwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Application-for-TPM-Academy.docx.