Alliance, Center for Growth staff accepted to U.S. Chamber Talent Pipeline Management Academy

Robyn Ludtke, a staff member for both the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth has been accepted to participate in a cohort of 20 members as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Pipeline Management Academy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach—talent pipeline management—to close the skills gap. Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this is a call for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of education and workforce partnerships. Education and workforce systems in the United States are failing to keep pace with the changing needs of the economy, and employers are struggling to find skilled workers who can contribute to their companies’ growth and success. What we need is a workforce strategy for our time that can meet the needs of today’s changing business environment.

To that end, USCCF is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach—talent pipeline management—to close the skills gap. Benefits from using talent pipeline management practices are numerous: a reduced skills gap and a better-prepared workforce for employers, improved partnerships and job placement outcomes for education and workforce partners, increased transparency and opportunity for students and workers, and higher returns on education and workforce investments for policymakers. More information is available here.