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News Release: GBA Proactively Addressing Gaston County Workforce Needs

GASTON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION SELECTED
TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL TALENT PIPELINE ACADEMY
Scholarship provided by NC Chamber Foundation
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Contact:  Jamie Banks
Phone: 
(704) 699-1600
Email: jamie@gastonbusiness.com

 
GASTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA -- May 12, 2021 - In alignment with the Gaston Business Association’s (GBA) strategic priority area of Enhancing Workforce Capacity, the GBA applied for, and was accepted into, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy (TPM Academy Cohort XVII) beginning today.

The TPM Academy trains business, workforce, and economic development leaders in creating career pathways for students and workers through talent pipelines aligned with local business needs. Vincent Ginski, GBA Director of Strategic Initiatives, will represent the GBA in the program beginning May 12, 2021.  Ginski is one of two North Carolina representatives and one of 30 selected nationally into this year’s six-month program.  

“Being accepted into the TPM Academy provides the GBA an opportunity to further partner with Gaston County Schools, Gaston College, and Belmont Abbey College in creating career pathways  to prepare and retain the talent local employers need to sustain and grow their business,” said Patrick Mumford, President & CEO of the GBA.”

As a TPM Academy participant, Ginski will develop employer-led talent supply solutions to help produce a competitive and diverse workforce in Gaston County.  In addition, the TPM Academy provides a support network of alumni to further assist communities in successfully executing the TPM strategy.

The NC Chamber Foundation, a strong supporter of TPM, will provide a full tuition scholarship for Ginski.

“Every job creator and every employer in North Carolina recognizes the urgency for aligning education and training systems with business needs. Strategic initiatives such as the TPM Academy are essential for securing a skilled talent pipeline, empowering North Carolinians with rewarding careers, and attracting companies to invest in our great state,” said NC Chamber Foundation President Kelly Fuller.

The GBA has identified Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, and Construction & Design sectors to participate in the programs Employer Collaboratives.  Using the TPM process, the GBA will work with the business community to determine workforce needs, skills and hiring requirements.  This information will be used to strengthen connections between the business community and our education partners to improve existing and identify the need for additional educational programs.
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