The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce today announced it received a $20,000 grant from Truist Foundation to support the work of the Talent2030 initiative and the Talent Pipeline Management program (TPM). TPM is designed to assist the entire workforce eco-system in defining and aligning needs, building career pathways, and finding jobs to produce a more vibrant and resilient economy.
“When employers put their voices together, education listens. There is no societal issue that is not positively affected by an increase in job opportunities that provide a living wage for all citizens, including poverty, crime, racism, economic mobility, and civic engagement. We are honored to have the support of the Truist Foundation and help us bridge the local talent gap,” said Sue Dick, president/CEO of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
The Talent Pipeline Management program will help employers identify and recruit from traditional and non-traditional sources to reach populations who otherwise might be left behind and offer job seekers opportunities to move into high- skill/high-wage jobs. These jobs are available locally, and the pipeline provides a clear pathway, with wrap-around support where needed, to help all participants meet their goals.
“On behalf of the Truist Foundation, we’re excited to collaborate with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce on their overarching Talent2030 initiative,” said Chris Mills, market president at Truist. “Specifically, we’re proud to double down locally and support The Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management program that offers enhanced skills-building activities, which will provide a funnel of workforce talent to key industries in the Tallahassee community. Our partnership with the Chamber to make a positive impact on workforce development directly aligns with the Truist purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”
About the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
The Mission of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is to be the catalyst for business and community growth with the goal of providing a positive return on investment for our members and to retain and expand our local business community.
About Truist Foundation
The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Learn more at Truist.com/Truist-Foundation.