21 episodes

Behind Every Employer Podcast

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Behind Every Employer Podcast

    Behind Every Employer S2 E9 : Generative AI in the Classroom … It’s Really THAT Simple!

    Behind Every Employer S2 E9 : Generative AI in the Classroom … It’s Really THAT Simple!

    Rachel Riggs is leading the field of adult education using Generative AI in the classroom. Check out her review of the state of play for instruction and learning. In addition to a powerful review of high quality tools that instructors can use, Rachel shares her ideas on how instructors are overcoming creative hurdles, developing materials, and finding new ways to integrate the goals of adult learners into instruction.

    • 41 min
    Behind Every Employer S2 E8: Vi on AI!—Tackling the Basics of Using ChatGPT to Develop Learning

    Behind Every Employer S2 E8: Vi on AI!—Tackling the Basics of Using ChatGPT to Develop Learning

    In this episode, Vi Hawes, from Pima Community College, describes her journey becoming an AI instructional trendsetter in adult learning. She explains how she simplifies complex concepts for beginners and shares how ChatGPT enhances her daily classroom activities with its efficiency and value.

    • 37 min
    Behind Every Employer S2 E7: AI, Digital Equity, and Educator Support: Blazing Trails and Building Expertise

    Behind Every Employer S2 E7: AI, Digital Equity, and Educator Support: Blazing Trails and Building Expertise

    Priyanka Sharma, Vice President of World Education, joins Anson and Jeff at the 2024 Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference to explore current trends at the intersection of trending digital technologies and adult education with a focus on impact of AI and the Digital Equity Act. Priyanka discusses how AI is reshaping education and the need for bridging the gap between tech-savvy education mavericks who are blazing the trail with AI and the large majority of educators who are still figuring it out. The conversation concludes with a thoughtful review of the Digital Equity Act's status and what states and communities can anticipate.

    • 23 min
    Behind Every Employer S2 E6: Leveling the Job Search Playing Field with HireReach

    Behind Every Employer S2 E6: Leveling the Job Search Playing Field with HireReach

    Looking for better new hires? Switch to skills-based hiring! In this episode, Chad Patton and Marlene Brostrom from West Michigan Works and HireReach, are joined by Kenyatta Brame from Cascade Engineering to discuss how they have figured out how to strengthen the hiring process through data driven evidence. With the skills-based hiring model job seekers benefit by being able to show what they know and can do, not just what they have on paper. Employers can get down to business by getting right to what they want. The right knowledge, skills and abilities in a candidate! No longer is the hiring process overly influenced by pumped up resumés, insufficient application data, and the inherent weaknesses and biases in job interviews!

    • 45 min
    Behind Every Employer S2 E5: Ninjas, Subway Cars, Aerospace, and ATVs —Trailblazing Economic Development and Maximizing Diverse Talent at Kawasaki Motors

    Behind Every Employer S2 E5: Ninjas, Subway Cars, Aerospace, and ATVs —Trailblazing Economic Development and Maximizing Diverse Talent at Kawasaki Motors

    In this episode, Kevin Mattran, training administrator for Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, and Bryan Seck, executive director for Lincoln Literacy, sit down with us to discuss how Kawasaki Motors and Lincoln Literacy have partnered to fuel and drive economic expansion and career pathways in Nebraska. This workforce population is exceptionally diverse with 10% nonnative to the United States. Lincoln Literacy and Kawasaki partnered to develop a basic and intermediate level English class to help New Americans increase their understanding of safety, the workplace, and career pathways in the company. This episode provides outstanding examples of not just employer/education collaboration, but also of city leadership, economic development, immigrant integration, comprehensive corporate training pathways, and non-profit trailblazing. Kawasaki Motors has fueled this story of community transformation and has led the way in not only diversified manufacturing but also embracing and growing the strengths of a diversified workforce!

    • 49 min
    Behind Every Employer S2 E4: Changing the Workplace One Chef at a Time

    Behind Every Employer S2 E4: Changing the Workplace One Chef at a Time

    At the heart of our workforce are people teaching others how to succeed. In this episode of Behind Every Employer, the amazing Chef Jeff Henderson shares his remarkable story from being incarcerated to becoming one of the best chefs in the country. Jeff's rise through the culinary ranks is only topped by his passion to give those impacted by our justice system a chance to change their lives in a career pathway filled with food, hard work, and lots of love. Join Jeffrey Abramowitz and Anson Green as they get to know Chef Jeff and learn about the Chef Jeff Project and New Direction Programs that work to give others a second chance and find that pathway to culinary success.

    • 34 min

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