Actron has been actively working as one of about 25 manufacturing companies in the Tampa Bay Region to develop a workforce training system through the TPM (Talent Pipeline Management) methodology developed by the US Chamber of Commerce. The intent is to foster interest in manufacturing and then to have a fast track approach to developing entry level technicians that have the aptitude to eventually advance in the organizations to higher level skilled positions. This approach is not industry sensitive, but was developed by a cross section of manufacturers that have a need to fill entry level jobs and begin internal training programs designed to replace exiting experienced employees. Because of Actron’s geographic location, we have the opportunity to sponsor and be directly involved in the first manufacturing boot camp event to be held in central Pinellas County. The training will be provided by AMSkills working with Tampa Bay Works and will serve as a pilot program for similar events throughout the region. We encourage anyone who is looking for a career in manufacturing to explore this boot camp opportunity that has the potential to provide a meaningful career in manufacturing.