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Four NKY Business Leaders Out of 33 Selected for Kentucky Talent Pipeline Management Training

To better understand how business, education and other partners can work together to solve Kentucky’s workforce crisis, thirty-three leaders representing diverse industries from across the Commonwealth have become champions of the Kentucky Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) initiative through training from the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center Foundation.

The TPM Champion workshop was held at the Kentucky Chamber office in Frankfurt. Leaders in business, education, economic development, workforce development, and other fields were able to get first-hand, collaborative training on TPM strategies.

During the workshop, TPM champions learned about the opportunities that arise from building talent supply chains, how to implement TPM in their own communities, and best practices for leveraging TPM resources. Attendees heard from speakers including Assistant Secretary Mary Pat Regan of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Niki DaSilva of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce, Deb Broberg of RealTime Talent, the public-private collaboration led by the Minnesota employer who specializes in current labor market research and facilitation of TPM programs, et al.

“I’m thrilled to have participated in the TPM Champions Workshop,” said Kentucky Distillers’ Director of Industry Responsibility and Sustainability, Sara Barnes. “We are moving forward with our TPM collaboration in the distillery industry, and this workshop has given me so many new insights, insights, and such a deeper understanding of how it all works together to create a workforce work and a sustainable future. The other industry partners who participated in the workshop showed such insight and collaboration.”

TPM, established in 2017, is an initiative of the Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Center in partnership with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

To date, TPM has launched more than 30 industry collaborations, engaged more than 250 employers, assessed more than 200 critical jobs, and connected more than 4,000 Kentuckians to employment, training, or workplace learning opportunities. Key TPM program sectors include manufacturing, nursing, aviation, construction, and signature industries including distilling, horse riding, and agriculture.

The Kentucky TPM program has seven team members, dedicated to various regions and industries across the Commonwealth, with the goal of bringing businesses together to increase Kentucky’s skilled workforce.

2022 TPM Champions include:

• Lisa Thomas, Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
• Hannah Viens, Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
• Mary Oerther, Blackburn Correctional Complex
• Rolando Thacker, Bluegrass Workforce Development Area
Kim SprederBrighton Center
• Monica Remmy, Code Kentucky
Gina StoughAirport CVG
• Trish Adams, EKCEP, Inc.
• Keshia Swan, GlowTouch, LLC
• Gerry Duffy, Godolphin
• Ben Haydon, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
• Alexandra Harper, KEEP Foundation
• Emily Weber, Kentucky Association of Health Cae Facilities/Kentucky Center for Assisted Living
• Angela Rogers, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services
• Joe Paul, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services
• Jeff Lee, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services
• Sean Campbell, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services
• Jenni Hampton, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services
• Bill Sandell, Kentucky Career Center Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services
• Kimberly Gester, Kentucky Statistics Center
• Morgan Kirk, Kentucky Chamber Foundation
• Autumn Windom, Kentucky Chamber Foundation
• Sara Barnes, Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA)
• Sarah Coleman, Kentucky Horse Council
• Stefanie Ebbens-Kingsley, Kentucky Workforce Innovation Council
• Nicki Jones, Locust Trace AgriScience Center
Shelly NewmanMubea
Katie Jo Berkshire KirkpatrickNKY Area Development District/NKY Workforce Investment Board
• Ashley Runyon, Office of Energy Policy
• Carrie Dillard, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
• Jake Brown, South Central Labor Commission
• David Keene, Sullivan University
• Molly Deahl, Western Kentucky Labor Commission

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