VMEC News Release – VTPM Partners with VMEC to Address the Supply of Manufacturing Workforce Skills

Monday, February 6, 2023
Contact: Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing & Training Manager
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)
P.O. Box 12, Randolph Center, VT  05061
(802) 793-2078 / [email protected]

Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Partners with Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
to Address the Supply of Manufacturing Workforce Skills


Randolph Center, VT – Vermont Talent Pipeline Management (VTPM) and Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) have teamed up to advance employer-driven workforce solutions. The partnership represents a dedication to manufacturing as a critical sector requiring focus to build capacity and efficiencies in talent sourcing and developing essential skills.  VMEC is now the host organization of Vermont Talent Pipeline Management for the Manufacturing Sector.

Patrick Boyle, VMEC Center Director and CEO states, “We are delighted to partner with Vermont Talent Pipeline Management and Vermont Business Roundtable to address critical skills for Vermont manufacturers. We see this collaboration as another example in fulfilling the VMEC mission.”  Adds Mary Anne Sheahan, VTPM Chief Talent Officer, “VMEC is poised to act as the neutral convening host for manufacturing and to take workforce solutions to the next level with Vermont’s manufacturers.” Since 2018, VTPM has organized more than 90 Vermont manufacturers, 36 construction employers and 72 health care organizations, each industry convened around shared hiring needs.

Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) is a national workforce framework that uses supply chain principles to fill the talent gap. TPM was developed by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in 2015 to help employers lead the way in addressing talent gaps. Understanding Vermont Manufacturing Job Demand has helped regional training providers create demand-driven solutions. With today’s labor shortage, launching worker-centric programs that upskill and retain good employees builds a sustainable Manufacturing Career Ladder.

Talent Pipeline Management is complementary in supporting manufacturers to promote workforce opportunities and help fill skills gaps.  For more information or to participate in the Manufacturing Sector Collaborative, please reach out to Carla Wuthrich, VMEC Director of Field Operations/ Professional Manufacturing and Business Growth Advisor, at [email protected].  You may read more about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management Initiative, a national sector-based workforce framework that engages employers in an end-to-end workforce solution.

About VMEC: Part of the nationwide MEP National Network™ and hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995, VMEC operates as a not-for-profit with a primary mission, “to strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers.” A local resource and trusted adviser to manufacturing enterprises of all sizes, the VMEC team brings world-class expertise in consulting, coaching, hands-on implementation support, training and education for leaders and workers.  VMEC provides proven systems and solutions focused on strategies, processes, products, technologies and people.

About VTPM: Vermont Talent Pipeline Management was founded by the VBR Research and Education Foundation, a subsidiary of the Vermont Business Roundtable. As an employer-led model for filling the skill gap, VTPM represents best practices in workforce development using authentic employer demand for jobs of the future.