19 episodes

This podcast focuses on elevating community college student voices in Oregon to shape inclusive higher education/workforce development policies, programs and partnerships that create economic mobility.

All In: Student Pathways Forward Marc Goldberg

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

This podcast focuses on elevating community college student voices in Oregon to shape inclusive higher education/workforce development policies, programs and partnerships that create economic mobility.

    2022 Oregon Adult Basic Skills Conference: Going the Extra Mile - Live Recording

    2022 Oregon Adult Basic Skills Conference: Going the Extra Mile - Live Recording

    This special episode was recorded live at the 2022 Oregon Adult Basic Skills Conference in Salem, Oregon on October 24 organized by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Podcast host Marc Goldberg moderates a panel discussion with Rogue Community College (RCC) student and past GED graduate Lynne Hamblin and Columbia Gorge Community College president Dr. Marta Yera Cronin.

    Lynne shares her own journey through the adult education programs at RCC and what supports have been most helpful to her in continuing her education towards a college certificate and degree. Dr. Cronin speaks to the importance of adult education students and programs as core to the mission of community colleges and describes her past work leading and championing adult education programs. Both panelists answer questions from the live audience of over 200 adult education faculty, staff and administrators from the seventeen Oregon community colleges. 
    The All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast is a part of Oregon’s participation in the National Skills Coalition SkillSPAN network.

    • 45 min
    Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) - Cameron Vasquez, OCCC graduate and current Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital employee; Samaritan North CEO Dr. Lesley Ogden & OCCC President Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge

    Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) - Cameron Vasquez, OCCC graduate and current Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital employee; Samaritan North CEO Dr. Lesley Ogden & OCCC President Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge

    In this episode, host Marc Goldberg interviews Oregon Coast Community College graduate Cameron Vasquez who shares more about his experience in the nursing program at OCCC and now working as a registered nurse at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. He emphasizes the value of clinical rotations as part of his nursing program and how he views his employment at the hospital as a quality job. 
    This is followed up with engaging conversations with the CEO of Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Dr. Lesley Ogden and OCCC President Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge both reflecting on Cameron’s interview and sharing the importance and mutual benefit of the long standing partnership between the college and hospital to support both economic mobility for residents and employer workforce needs in a rural coastal region of the state. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) - Brian Irwin, Colby Williamson & Tyrel Quantrell, CGCC grads and current GE Renewable Energy employees; CGCC President Dr. Marta Yera Cronin

    Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) - Brian Irwin, Colby Williamson & Tyrel Quantrell, CGCC grads and current GE Renewable Energy employees; CGCC President Dr. Marta Yera Cronin

    In this episode, host Marc Goldberg interviews three graduates from Columbia Gorge Community College’s Electro-Mechanical Technology program, who are all currently employed at General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy. Brian Irwin, a site supervisor, and Colby Williamson, a wind turbine technician, speak to how valuable the hands-on, practical education and training was at CGCC while also sharing their perspectives on the quality of their jobs and careers at GE. Senior services manager, Tyrel Quantrell, highlights the benefits of partnering with the college, participating in CGCC's program advisory committee and offering work-based learning opportunities. 
    Dr. Marta Yera Cronin, the president of Columbia Gorge Community College, reflects on the interviews and discusses different ways the college advances racial equity and economic mobility by prioritizing job quality within the college and working with employers to advance good jobs and careers in the region. She also elaborates on how Future Ready Oregon 2022  and other state funding can assist the college in developing new programs that are responsive to changing industry skill sets and occupations. 
    The All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast is a part of Oregon’s participation in the National Skills Coalition SkillSPAN network.

    • 59 min
    Klamath Community College (KCC) & Cascade Comprehensive Care (CCC); Emily Geise, KCC grad and CCC employee; Cascade Comprehensive Care CEO Tayo Akins & KCC president Dr. Roberto Gutierrez

    Klamath Community College (KCC) & Cascade Comprehensive Care (CCC); Emily Geise, KCC grad and CCC employee; Cascade Comprehensive Care CEO Tayo Akins & KCC president Dr. Roberto Gutierrez

    In the next episode of the All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast, host Marc Goldberg interviews Klamath Community College (KCC) graduate and current Cascade Comprehensive Care employee Emily Geise, Cascade Comprehensive Care CEO Tayo Akins and KCC president, Dr. Roberto Gutierrez.  
    As a worker and college graduate from the Health Information Management (HIM) program, Emily shares her definition of job quality and highlights how her current position and career at Cascade Comprehensive Care aligns, in contract to another job she held prior to returning to college. She also speaks to the power of college work-based learning (internship) opportunities for students, and other policy and program components that support college completion and connection to quality careers.
    Cascade Comprehensive Care CEO Tayo Akins reflects on the interview with Emily and talks about the incredible asset that KCC is to Klamath Falls employers in supporting their workforce capacity, broader economic development and retaining local skilled talent in the region like Emily.  
    KCC president Dr. Roberto Gutierrez discusses the importance of strong employer partnerships like the one with Cascade Comprehensive Care and the critical role faculty and staff play in preparing and supporting students to achieve their academic and career goals. Dr. Gutierrez also shares his own personal community college story as the starting point for his own career as a college president. 
    The All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast is a part of Oregon’s participation in the National Skills Coalition SkillSPAN network.

    • 59 min
    Season Two - An Introduction to Job Quality, Maureen Conway, VP and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program

    Season Two - An Introduction to Job Quality, Maureen Conway, VP and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program

    The All In: Student Pathways Forward season two launches with an introductory episode featuring a conversation with Maureen Conway, the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program. This season will continue to elevate Oregon community college student voices to shape inclusive policies, practice and partnerships, but shifts the discussion to job quality and equity from season one’s focus on student basic needs insecurity. Job quality was a common issue raised by community college students during the first season, and a key  motivator for students in returning to college and pursuing postsecondary credentials. 
    Maureen sets the stage for this season by offering an expansive definition of job quality that is guided by workers and shares more information on the Aspen Institute’s Job Quality Tool Library. She discusses the connections between basic needs insecurity and the lack of quality jobs for students while sharing opportunities community colleges and workforce development agencies have to influence job quality with their employer partners. 
    The All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast is a part of Oregon’s participation in the National Skills Coalition SkillSPAN network. It can also be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other podcast sites. 

    • 42 min
    Season Finale - Panel discussion with Oregon leaders who shaped state Benefits Navigator policy -- Venus Barnes, Elizabeth Guzman Arroyo, Dan Haun, Emma Kallaway & Kate Kinder

    Season Finale - Panel discussion with Oregon leaders who shaped state Benefits Navigator policy -- Venus Barnes, Elizabeth Guzman Arroyo, Dan Haun, Emma Kallaway & Kate Kinder

    In the season finale of the All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast, host Marc Goldberg facilitates a panel discussion with leaders in Oregon who were instrumental in landmark legislation that funds Benefits Navigators at all 24 public community college and universities to help students access benefits and resources that will support them to complete college and gain careers with economic mobility. The panelists include: Venus Barnes, Organizer-Community Food Justice at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Elizabeth Guzman Arroyo, Statewide Pathways to Opportunity and Community College STEP Consortia Director, Dan Haun, Director of Self Sufficiency Programs at the Oregon Department of Human Services, Emma Kallaway, former Government Relations Director at Portland Community College and Kate Kinder, State Strategies Director at the National Skills Coalition.
    These colleagues share their reflections on what led to the passage of Oregon House Bill 2835 highlighting the role student voices and broad-based coalition had in compelling policymakers to pass this inclusive, student-centered policy. Panelists also describe the implementation of the Benefits Navigators bill to date and related wins from Oregon's 2022 short legislative session.  

    • 1 hr 17 min

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