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February 22, 2024 – Navy’s Talent Pipeline Program and Tour Philly Shipyard – an event for manufacturers

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Registration is required. Limited tickets for non-manufacturers. https://Navy_Talent_Pipeline_and_Philly_Shipyard_Tour.eventbrite.com

The Navy is building 12 Columbia-Class submarines. The TPP will energize the Defense Industrial Base’s (DIB) talent systems. Philly Shipyard is a leading shipbuilder.


8:30 a.m. – Check in, pick up your name badge, and enjoy a Continental Breakfast and Networking at the Marriott Courtyard.

9:00 a.m. – Presentation about the Navy’s Talent Pipeline Program by Leilani Hilton.

9:30 a.m. – Tours of Philly Shipyard Begin. There will be three sequential bus tours of Philly Shipyard. Information sharing and networking will continue at the Marriott during the tours.

10:30 a.m. – Tours Conclude / Final Q&A.

10:45 a.m. – Please return your name badge to the magnetic board before leaving.

Talent Pipeline Program Overview

This event will provide an overview of the Talent Pipeline Program (TPP). The goal of the TPP is to improve the ability of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Employers to strengthen their talent systems to run a better business and increase defense industrial capacity.

The program also aims to energize the DIB by connecting maritime focused manufacturing pipelines to address crucial trade skills gaps in maritime and defense sectors. Talent Pipeline Programs are operating in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Virginia, New York, New England, and will soon be launched in Southern California.

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) top priority program is the Columbia-Class Submarine, which will replace the Ohio-Class Submarines. The TPP is fully funded by the Navy, and the support provided by TMG is of NO COST to employers.

A participant in the Navy’s Philly TPP, Philly Shipyard is a leading U.S. shipbuilder that is presently pursuing a mix of commercial and government work. The shipbuilding facility at the Navy Yard is state-of-the-art. Philly Shipyard has earned a reputation as a preferred provider of ocean-going commercial ships.

TMG is a veteran-owned small business that provides values-driven program management services committed to continuous improvement. TMG is partnering with the Navy to introduce a best practice talent acquisition and retention model that was designed, developed, and implemented in the Virginia maritime region.


Lelani Hilton, Philadelphia Region Flag Operations Officer, and Network Coach

Leilani (Lani) Hilton is an integral part of TMG, the company contracted by the Navy to Manage the Talent Pipeline Program. Lani serves as a Network Coach for several companies in the Philly Flag, including Philly Shipyard. Additionally, she serves as the Operations Officer for the Philly Flag. Lani is a retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant with over 24 years of Command and Control Operations experience.


February 22
8:30 am - 10:30 am