What is the Vermont Talent Pipeline?
The Vermont Talent Pipeline addresses the talent supply gap by connecting employer needs with training programs and funding resources to better prepare the labor force with job-ready skills. The TPM model was founded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) and is currently involved in a national rollout. Vermont has helped set the standard for the country as the first statewide implementation with employer collaboratives in 3 critical industries: Construction, Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing.
Mary Anne Sheahan is the Vermont Talent Pipeline's Executive Director. Mary Anne is a project management professional employed in a statewide Talent Pipeline Management initiative by the Vermont Business Roundtable in South Burlington. She is trained in Talent Pipeline Management by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and is experienced in higher education and workforce development. Mary Anne is a UVM graduate and has a Master's degree in Business Administration, with industry expertise in supply-chain management, information technology and Appreciative Inquiry.
She serves on the Board of Vermont Works for Women, the Chittenden County Career and Technical Education Center's Regional Advisory Board, and serves on the Vermont State Workforce Development Board's Training and Credentialing Committee.
VTPM REGIONAL PARTNERS
We have partnered with regional workforce partners and are currently looking for regional workforce partners statewide, who can train in the Talent Pipeline Management implementation process and engage regional employers and educators. These are our current and new VTPM regional partners:
Bennington County Regional Commission
Jonathan Cooper (Bennington)
Brattleboro Development Credit Corp
Alex Beck (Brattleboro)
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cathy Davis (Burlington)
Northern Vermont Development Association
David Snedeker (St. Johnsbury)
Rutland Economic Development Corp
Kim Rupe (Rutland)
VTPM RESOURCE PARTNERS
Resource partners have access or skills to provide information or resource that support or inform the employer or educational community; he or she may have access to influence government leaders or legislation.
Vermont Department of Economic Development,
Vermont Training Program
Vermont State Colleges
Vermont Agency of Education
Vermont Department of Labor & Vermont Labor Market Information
Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
State Workforce Development Board
Vermont Futures Project
2019 - 2020
NEWS & MEDIA
New "Exploring Careers in Vermont Construction" Video Spotlights Industry-wide Opportunities to Students // 1.9.20 - Watch Here
McClure Foundation Awards Grants to College and Career Education Program [VTPM is recipient // 6.12.19 - Read Here]
Talent Forward Features Vermont's Statewide Commitment to a Strong Talent Pipeline [ featuring VTPM // April 2019 - Visit Website]
"SVHC and Southern Vermont College Affiliate" [Vermont Business Magazine article featuring VTPM // 8.28.18 - Read Here]
"VT Rosie's Girls Build Grit, Skills" [Burlington Free Press article featuring VTPM // 8.13.18 - Read Here]
Ventriss Op-Ed: Employers Leading the Way to Close the Skills Gap
[Vermont Business Magazine exclusive // 6.22.18 - Read Here]
Vermont Talent Pipeline Management (VTPM) Project Launches Manufacturing Industry Collaborative
[Press Release // 5.4.18 - Read Here]