The official podcast of the California Workforce Association. CWA's mission is to enhance and inspire California’s local workforce development boards and their partners through strategic advocacy, partnership convening, and capacity building.
Your host is Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA. To learn more about CWA, visit http://calworkforce.org/
E38: Youth@Work 2021- Reflections on the Conference
Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, are joined by CWA Conference Coordinator, Matt Hidalgo, as they discuss the 2021 Youth Conference, Keynote Speakers, Youth Track, and the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
E37: A Post-Election Analysis of Workforce and the Economy
Chris Andresen, Vice President at Grayling, and Senior Vice President at Dutko Government Relations, returns to the program to share his perspective on the impact of the 2020 Presidential election on the workforce system and the economy.
E36: Good Jobs in a Bad Economy: A Conversation with Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies
Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass, joins the program to discuss labor market trends during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether it is possible to find good jobs in a bad economy. Discover the various dimensions of what constitutes a “good” job and the sectors that have been growing even during the pandemic. Matt also reveals the forces that will shape the labor market and how to prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
E35: A Statewide View of the California Workforce System
Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, are joined by a panel of workforce development professionals, as they discuss the current state of the workforce system in CA, as well as the various ways in which workforce development boards are uniquely positioned to serve their community during challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires.
Deborah Sanchez, Director- Santa Ana Workforce Development Board
Blake Konczal, Executive Director, Fresno Workforce Development Board
Lazandra Dial, Interim Executive Director, City of Oakland Workforce Development Board
Heather Henry, President/Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Solano County
E34: Bob Lanter and Matthew Hayes on COVID-19 and Equity
This episode features a conversation between Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, as they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected the economy and the labor market. They also discuss the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and what can be done to ensure greater equity in the workforce system.
E33: Strategies for Increasing Your Resilience
Jessica Janniere, advocate and author of Look Up and Beyond: Effective Strategies to Become Resilient, Overcome Adversity and Create a Powerful Future, joins the program to discuss how to overcome trauma and thrive. Jessica shares her personal story about how she came to the work that she does, shares tips for resilience, and discusses her partnership with CWA.
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Great resource for new and experienced directors alike
Bob is the perfect host for a format like this. Amenable, well-paced, and asking great questions. As a new workforce director, I enjoy listening to these to catch up on everything I’ve missed before taking the role. Great resource.