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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Podcasts:

 E96: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Workforce System and the Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:19

Dr. Jerry Paytas, Economic Development Pracademic, Vice President of Analytics at the Fourth Economy, joins the program to share his perspective on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy. Discover what workforce boards need to keep in mind when it comes to economic development, and what we can learn from the response from other countries.

 E95: Preparing the Pipeline of Skilled Manufacturing Talent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:27

Leo Reddy, CEO of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, joins the program to discuss the importance of a strong national industrial base and the emerging technologies that are impacting the industry. Discover the changing perception and reality about modern manufacturing and the innovation that occurring in the manufacturing sector.

 E94: Struggling and Surviving in the Gig Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:39

Dr. Alexandrea Ravenelle, author of Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, joins the program to discuss the costs, benefits and social impact of freelance work and the gig economy. Discover the economic forces that have led to an increase in freelance work, and why some freelance workers do well in the gig economy while others struggle. Dr. Ravenelle also discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gig workers.

 E93: The Future of Career, Technical and Adult Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:51

Scott Stump, the Assistance Secretary of Career, Technical and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, joins the program to reveal the work that the DOE is doing to ensure that all students have the education and skills that they need to find meaningful employment. Discover the acceleration towards digital learning and the changing nature of delivering education to students.

 E92: Profile of a Gig Worker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:13

Musician and freelance worker Jastin Artis joins the program to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being a gig worker. Discover the skills needed to be successful in the gig economy, and lessons for workforce boards. To hear learn more about Jastin and hear his music, visit: https://www.justapuppet.com/

 E91: Workforce Lessons From Long Beach, CA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:53

Nick Schultz, Pacific Gateway Executive Director, joins host Ron Painter, President & CEO of NAWB, as they discuss the efforts that have been made to strengthen the workforce system in Long Beach, CA. Discover the unique opportunities that The Port of Long Beach provides to the area, the impact that automation has had on employment, and the takeaways for workforce boards.

 E90: Workforce Lessons from Kansas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:39

Keith Lawing, President and Chief Executive Officer at Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc. joins host Ron Painter, President and CEO of NAWB, to discuss how they are preparing their workforce to meet the needs of employers. Discover the importance of industry and educational partnerships, and the mindset shift that is needed for the workforce system to evolve.

 E89: Workforce Executive Boot Camp- Developing New Workforce Leaders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:55

Bob Lanter, Executive Director of the California Workforce Association, joins the program to discuss the Workforce Executive Boot Camp. Discover who the boot camp is for and what it entails. Bob also reveals the important partnership between workforce leaders and the education system and innovative ways to energize board members. to Learn more, visit https://forum.nawb.org/forum/bootcamp

 E88: The Role of Workforce Boards in Disaster Preparedness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:56

Kimberly L Bodine, Executive Director for CareerSource Gulf Coast, joins the program to discuss the vital role that workforce boards play in preparing for and responding to disasters. She also discusses the upcoming event, Beacon of Resiliency: Setting the Standard for Workforce Development Boards’ Disaster Response, which will be held January 8-9, 2020 in Panama City Beach, FL. To learn more, visit https://members.nawb.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1303553

 E87: The National Young Farmers Coalition- Creating a Strong Future for U.S. Agriculture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:24

E87: The National Young Farmers Coalition- Creating a Strong Future for U.S. Agriculture

 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.

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