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Building Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline

In 2018, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center launched a statewide initiative seeking to build high-quality talent pipelines that foster economic growth.

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Across four phases of our nation’s talent pipeline, we explore the stories of employers investing in the workforce of today and tomorrow to close the skills gap.

Saving Time, Saving Money, Getting the Talent They Need

In a 2015 search to hire 100 skilled trade workers – specifically in-demand electric line workers and gas line workers – Consumers Energy received 4,000 applications. After a screening process, 50 applicants, just 1% of the applications received, were deemed “qualified” for these available jobs.

Using a data-driven Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) approach to implement a new workforce strategy for their electric line and gas line workers, Consumers has established a reliable, sustainable talent pipeline so that as jobs are available, there is a qualified pool of talent ready to go.

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See How Businesses are Using Tomorrow’s Tech to Grow Today’s Talent

Leveraging emerging technology can be daunting, but these employers are finding a great return on that investment when applying innovative techniques to talent and workforce development practices.

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Featured Organizations

Hospital Workforce Collaborative
Build Up SMC
Collins Aerospace

About this Initiative

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. The Chamber Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce engages with and empowers business to lead the way as we tackle the most pressing education and workforce issues facing our country.

This website shares initiatives led by businesses dedicated to shaping the workforce of today and tomorrow to meet the needs of a dynamic economy. These initiatives are models of successful public/private partnerships that have immediate impact on their surrounding communities.

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