Meaghan Lewis Graduates from TPM Academy of North Carolina to Close the Skills Gap
19 participants from North Carolina now join an elite network of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s TPM Academy graduates
Wilmington, NC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the North Carolina Chamber Foundation announced Meaghan Lewis of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce graduated from Cohort X of its premier workforce development program, the TPM Academy®. This program is facilitated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation based on their Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) framework. The Academy uses TPM’s approach to train workforce leaders from across the country to drive partnerships with education and training providers based on industry need and build scalable, sustainable talent pipelines that support the students, workers, and businesses in their community.
On the program experience, Meaghan Lewis says, “The Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy reiterated the importance of data-driven, employer-led solutions to workforce needs. TPM provides strategies to help employers accurately communicate their hiring needs in a shared language based on real-time data, thus allowing educational institutions to respond proactively with high-demand programs. I look forward to working with both employers and providers in implementing TPM in our community.”
“The TPM Academy of North Carolina graduates are established leaders in their communities dedicated to advancing the growth of their local economy,” says Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber Foundation. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with them as they demonstrate their leadership in this rapidly changing economy and develop effective talent pipelines aligned to industry demand.”
Meaghan Lewis was selected to participate in this cohort along with 19 other North Carolina state and local leaders from the business community representing chambers of commerce, business associations, economic development agencies, small to large companies, as well as key education partners. Individuals were selected by a panel of their peers based on their understanding of the skills gap challenges in the community they serve, a demonstrated understanding of the TPM approach, a track record of putting plans into action, and an established strong network of partners to rely on for a successful implementation.
“North Carolina is at a critical juncture, and talent will continue to be a primary concern for us all. Through their participation in the TPM Academy of North Carolina, Meaghan Lewis has proven that they are a pacesetter on this issue, ready to lead on the solutions North Carolina needs,” said Kelly Fuller, president of The N.C. Chamber Foundation. “Real work and transformation are accomplished one community at a time by individuals like Meaghan who are willing to step up and lead the way. The NC Chamber Foundation looks forward to continuing our work with these TPM Academy graduates to strengthen North Carolina’s talent pipeline and prepare our state for the workforce needs of the future.”
Upon completion of the training, TPM Academy graduates join the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s dedicated network of more than 275 workforce and economic development professionals from 33 U.S. states and Canada to build dynamic, sustainable talent pipelines and close the skills gap for their industry.
To learn more about Talent Pipeline Management and the TPM Academy, visit the U.S. Chamber Foundation website.
The mission of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is to drive economic growth through active engagement and advocacy for our business community. We take a stand on issues on the local, state, and national level to make Wilmington a stronger business community. We bring business and community leaders together toward the common goal of economic growth as well as providing emerging leaders opportunities for professional development. We provide opportunities for the business community to connect and grow. We unite over 1,000 member businesses to accomplish much more than one person or business could achieve independently.