2019 - 2020
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 was trained in Talent Pipeline Management in 2017 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and serves as a TPM National Fellow and faculty member for the TPM Academy.
She is experienced in higher education, working at University of Vermont and Champlain College, and in workforce development as a member of the Training and Credentialing Committee of the Vermont Workforce Development Board; the Chittenden County Career and Technical Education Centers' Regional Advisory Board; and as a Business Advisor to the Credential Engine, a national non-profit for credential transparency. She serves as the chair of the Stewardship Committee of Vermont Works for Women.
Mary Anne is a UVM graduate and has a Master's degree in Business Administration, with industry expertise in process-improvement, supply-chain management and information technology. She is married to Chris Sheahan, with 3 young adult children, Hugh, Clare and Ted.
We have partnered with regional workforce partners who help engage regional employers and educators.
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 Community Foundation
Vermont Futures Project
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]