The official podcast of the Center for Workforce Innovation. The Center of Workforce Innovations is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that provides cost-effective solutions to meet the workforce-related needs of their customers. Solutions range from building and maintaining broad-based partnerships to assisting individual organizations in creating targeted talent recruitment and retention strategies.
E26: Ivy Tech Community College- Preparing Indiana's Workforce
This episode features an interview with R. Louie Gonzalez, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College, Lake County Campus. Discover the history of Ivy Tech Community College and the various programs and certifications available. You’ll also hear success stories about people who have launched their careers through Ivy Tech.
E25: Northwest Indiana- A 21st Century Talent Region
Secretary Blair Milo of the Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent, and Heather Ennis, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum, join the program to discuss Northwest Indiana's designation as a 21st century talent region and what this means for the state of Indiana and specifically for the seven counties of Northwest Indiana.
E24: Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship-Innovating and Growing the Economy
This episode features an interview with Gary Johnson, President of Mortar Net Solutions, and Lorri Feldt, Regional Director of the Northwest Indiana SBDC (Small Business Development Center). Discover how the SBDC creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Northwest Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources.
E23: Community Foundations-A Valuable Resource in Northwest Indiana
In this episode, you'll hear from 2 community foundation directors, Maggi Spartz from the Unity Foundation of La Porte County and Carolyn Saxton from the Legacy Foundation in Lake County. Discover some of their most recent initiatives to help better their communities, and the ways in which the Unity Foundation and Legacy Foundation are working together to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
E22: Calumet College of St. Joseph- An Affordable and Accessible Learning Institution
In this episode, you'll learn about Calumet College of St. Joseph, a private Roman Catholic college in Whiting, Indiana. Discover enrollment trends and the benefits to obtaining a 4 year college degree. You'll also discover how educational institutions can celebrate diverse heritages and how to improve Hispanic recruitment and retention rates.
E21: The Hospitality Industry- Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
Speros A. Batistatos, President and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, joins the program to discuss the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality industry, as well as current trends. Discover the importance of the hospitality industry for the region, and a silver lining that is emerging during these challenging times.