Workforce Central show

Workforce Central

Summary: Join NAWB President/CEO, Ron Painter as he interviews public and private sector leaders in workforce development, education, business and economic development on key workforce issues and investment strategies to help America compete globally.

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 E86: Making Tech Careers Accessible For All | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:58

Mark Plunkett, Senior Director of Business Development at CompTIA, joins the program to discuss the current state of careers in technology, the need for talent, and what employers are looking for. He also reveals what workforce boards need to think about when it comes to helping to attract individuals into tech careers, and how to make tech jobs accessible to all. If you’re interested in a discussion with Mark and the CompTIA Custom Training team, you can contact him at mplunkett@comptia.org.

 E85: Helping Careers Take Flight- Building a Regional Talent Pipeline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:27

This episode features an interview with Sheree Utash, President of WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology, and Vice President of Workforce Development for WSU. Sheree discusses the creation of the National Center for Aviation Training, and the need for the technical education system to prepare students for high demand jobs. She also reveals the education and workforce challenges and opportunities in her region, and what workforce boards need to think about when it comes to skill development.

 E84: Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne on Trade, The Workforce, and The Economy- Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:27

This episode features an interview with Earl Anthony Wayne, An accomplished diplomat and executive, Ambassador Wayne has served in a wide variety of positions during his career, including as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe.

 E83: Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne on Trade, The Workforce, and The Economy- Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:22

This episode features an interview with Earl Anthony Wayne, An accomplished diplomat and executive, Ambassador Wayne has served in a wide variety of positions during his career, including as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina, Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe.

 E82: Building Learning-Based Pathways to Economic Opportunity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:32

Mary Alice McCarthy, Director of the Center on Education and Skills with the Education Policy program at New America, joins the program to discuss the current state of apprenticeships and work-based learning. Discover the work that New America is doing to advance youth apprenticeships on a national level. Mary Alice reveals why apprenticeships are increasing in popularity with parents and students, and the potential drawbacks of short-term credentialing programs.

 E81: UpSkill America- An Employer-Led Movement To Expand Opportunity for America's Workers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:35

Jamie Fall, Director of UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute, joins the program to discuss the importance of employers investing in their employees, and the benefits of those investments for both employees and employers. He reveals some of the workforce and economic trends that have motivated employers to take the lead when it comes to investing in their employees, as well as the increasing range of investments being made by employers.

 E80: Newport Sunshine Initiative- Revitalizing Small-Town America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:46

Jay Lucas, CEO and Chairman of the Lucas Group, joins the program to discuss the Newport Sunshine Initiative and the work that is being done to build a stronger economic base and enhance opportunity in Newport, To learn more, visit https://www.jaylucas.us/ and to get Jay's book, visit https://www.amazon.com/American-Sunshine-Rays-Hope-Opportunity-ebook/dp/B07BZYPKC7

 E79: Developing and Highlighting Skilled Talent In Your Region | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:14

E79: Developing and Highlighting Skilled Talent In Your Region

 E78: Partnering With Your Workforce Board To Meet Talent Needs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:53

This episode features an interview with Robyn Safron, Senior Human Resources Manager of HydraForce. HydraForce was recognized by the National Association of Workforce Boards as the recipient of the 2019 W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award. Robyn reveals how HydraForce partnered with their local workforce board to meet their immediate and long-term talent needs, and shares advice for other companies looking to do the same.

 E77: Developing and Delivering Innovative Workforce Solutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:04

E77: Developing and Delivering Innovative Workforce Solutions

 E76: Vocational Rehabilitation- Trends, Changes and the Impact of Technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:57

E76: Vocational Rehabilitation- Trends, Changes and the Impact of Technology

 E75: Restoring Opportunity For The Working Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:31

Tamar Jacoby, President of Opportunity America, and Anne Kim, Vice President of Domestic Policy at The Progressive Policy Institute, join the program to discuss the report Work, Skills, Community: Restoring Opportunity for the Working Class – a slate of bipartisan proposals to create jobs, train and retrain workers and revitalize blue-collar communities.

 E74: Uplifting Low-Wage Workers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:59

Russell Krumnow, Director of Economic Mobility and Poverty Project at Convergence and Lisa Schumacher. Director of Education Strategies at McDonald's Corporation join the program to discuss how to close the education gap for low-wage workers. Discover how Convergence is creating dialogues between stakeholders with differing views, and how they are coming together to break down barriers for workers.

 E73: The Once and Future Worker- With Oren Cass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:09

Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and author of "The Once and Future Worker- A Vision of Work in America" joins the program to discuss trends for the future of work, the impact that technology will have on workers, and the cultural importance of work. To order Oren's book, visit https://www.amazon.com/Once-Future-Worker-Renewal-America/dp/1641770147/

 E72: Career Opportunities and Industry Trends In The Landscaping Industry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:48

Jim McCutcheon, CEO of HighGrove Partners, LLC and Teddy Russell, CEO of Russell Landscape Companies, join the program to discuss the benefits of landscaping as a career and the breadth of jobs available. They also reveal misconceptions about the industry, as well as future trends.

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