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Workforce Central

Greetings all and welcome to Workforce Central, the National Association of Workforce Board’s podcast series. NAWB serves, supports and represents the nearly 600 State and Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) and their 12,000+ business members as they work to meet the needs of business and job seekers in communities all across the country. To learn more and to become a member, visit www.nawb.org
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Dec 14, 2016

This episode continues the conversation with Josh Copus, Vice President and COO of NAWB, as he discusses lessons and takeaways from his paper "Proactive Policy Making For A Jobless Era." Josh discusses what workforce boards need to know and keep in mind related to the future of work and jobs.

Click here to read Josh’s paper:

http://www.socialinnovationsjournal.org/social-issues/98-economic-development/2245-proactive-policy-making-for-a-jobless-era

Nov 30, 2016

This episode features Josh Copus, Vice President and COO of NAWB, as he discusses lessons and takeaways from his paper "Proactive Policy Making For A Jobless Era." Josh discusses the shift that will need to occur in the workforce system with the shifting nature of work and jobs.

Note: To read Josh's paper, click here: http://www.socialinnovationsjournal.org/social-issues/98-economic-development/2245-proactive-policy-making-for-a-jobless-era

Nov 22, 2016

This National Town Hall is moderated by WORKFORCE180 CEO Mike Fazio and  features Ron Painter, CEO of NAWB, Bridget Brown, Executive Director of NAWDP and and Steve Bent, Executive Director of IAWP, as they discuss what the election results mean for workforce agencies, non-profits and community based organizations. 

Nov 9, 2016

This episode features an interview with Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director of The Solar Foundation, as she discusses the work that they are doing to accelerate the adoption of solar energy. You'll discover what workforce boards need to know about the solar industry and how solar energy is helping to  create well paying jobs across the United States.

Oct 26, 2016

This episode features an interview with Angela Pate, President and CEO of Focused Management Solutions, Inc and Jamie Grooms, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AxoGen Corporation as they discuss their work with Startup Quest and how it benefits job seekers. Angela and Jamie discuss the outcomes of the program as well as lessons for workforce boards.

Oct 12, 2016

Phil Blair, President/CEO of Manpower San Diego, discusses how he identifies areas in the job market that are most in need of talent and how job seekers can give themselves the best opportunity to get the job that they want. Phil also shares his perspective on the current job market and what it means for employers and employees.

Sep 28, 2016

This episode features the return of Dr. Jerry Paytas from Fourth Economy Consulting as he discusses the current state of the economy, trends that workforce boards should be aware of, and his thoughts about the impact of the upcoming election on the overall U.S. economy.

Sep 7, 2016

This episode features an interview with Shelly Gehshan of the Gehshan Group as she discusses the emerging field of dental therapy in the US and what workforce boards need to know.

Aug 24, 2016

This episode features an interview with former U.S. Representative George Miller as he discusses the current state of the workforce system, his thoughts about WIOA, and what needs to change to improve outcomes for American workers and their families. 

Aug 10, 2016

This episode features the return of Dr. Richard Lum of Vision Foresight Strategy, LLC as he discusses updates in futures thinking in workforce, and what workforce boards need to know.  

Jul 27, 2016

Description: This episode features an interview with Alice M. Warner, Director of Policy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as she discusses some of the initiatives that the foundation is funding that serve the workforce system. Discover the mission and vision of the Kellogg Foundation, and what workforce professionals and boards need to know when it comes to children's oral health initiatives as well as the emerging profession of dental therapy.

Jul 13, 2016

In this episode NAWB CEO Ron Painter discusses the themes that will be covered in the 2016-2017 season of Workforce Central, as well as the current challenges and opportunities in workforce. 

Jun 15, 2016
This episode features a recap of major themes from 2015-2016 with examples from episodes covering topics including youth employment, the human cost of disruption and innovation and the need to build partnerships.
 
May 18, 2016

This episode features an interview with Mitch Rosin of Aztec Software as he discusses the impact that technology is having on workforce and literacy efforts. Discover how technology plays a key role in WIOA and the lessons for workforce. 

May 4, 2016

This episode features an interview with Dr. Richard Lum of Vision Foresight Strategy, LLC as he discusses what a futurist is, what their role is with regards to workforce, and how futurists analyze workforce trends. The episode was recorded live at NAWB Forum 2016. 

Apr 20, 2016

This episode features an interview with Jacob Morgan, bestselling author and futurist, as he discusses the changing nature of work and how to create work environments that are inspiring and engaging, as well as the lessons for workforce. The interview was recorded at NAWB Forum 2016.

Apr 6, 2016

This episode was recorded at the NAWB Forum 2016 and features an interview with Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation. Discover the various ways that Walmart is investing in developing the workforce of the future and how they are supporting the workforce system overall. 

Mar 23, 2016

This episode was recorded live at the NAWB Forum 2016 and features interviews with W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award Winners Will Davis and Kristin Dailey. Discover how BayCare Health System and CareerSource Pinellas County have partnered to create better outcomes for employees and the takeaways and lessons learned.

Feb 27, 2016

This episode features an interview with Bob Lanter, Executive Director of the California Workforce Association. Bob discusses the "slingshot" initiative in California and the lessons for other states, as well as the important role that workforce boards can play in breaking down the silos of various systems and creating better outcomes for their region. 

Feb 23, 2016
This episode features an interview with Jeff Carter, the executive director of The National Council of State Directors of Adult Education. Jeff discusses the biggest misconceptions about literacy and adult learning, how workforce can partner with the literacy system to achieve better outcomes, and the top things for workforce directors to keep in mind when it comes to literacy and adult education. 

 

Feb 17, 2016

This episode features an interview with Bridget Brown, executive director of NAWDP, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals. Discover how NAWDP helps develop high quality workforce professionals, and the various training and assessment resources that NAWDP makes available for workforce professionals. You'll also learn about the most recent trends in workforce and thoughts about balancing technology with a human-centric approach to delivering workforce services. 

Feb 3, 2016

This episode features an interview with Dr. Rachel Gragg from the office of Employment and Training at the USDA as she explains what SNAP E&T benefits are, who is eligible for them, and how SNAP can partner with the workforce system to best serve consumers. 

Jan 13, 2016

The first part of this episode features Ron Painter, CEO of NAWB and host of Workforce Central reflecting on key takeaways from the recent SOTU address and lessons for workforce. The second part of the episode features an interview with Steve Voytek, Government Relations Manager for the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education as he shares his tips and trends about career readiness, the future of Perkins funding, and more. 

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