The national conversation surrounding America’s infrastructure has focused on how to fix it and fund it. In The Optimistic Outlook podcast, Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton looks deeper, focusing on how reinventing infrastructure can help address societal challenges.
How to start a manufacturing career: Factory leader shares his experience
Corey Scales, a Focus Factory Manager for Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Grand Prairie, Texas, joins the show to share his career experience in manufacturing. After an episode exploring near-record industry job openings nationwide, listeners will hear about the growth mindset fueling Corey’s success alongside practical guidance on how to start a manufacturing career.
Why are there 800,000+ open manufacturing jobs?
In June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 814,000 open manufacturing jobs, a new record. To explain the trends driving these statistics and how to connect workers with good-paying careers, Barbara is joined by The Manufacturing Institute’s Executive Director, Carolyn Lee, who leads the National Association of Manufacturers’ nonprofit workforce development and education partner.
Additive manufacturing and its world-changing potential
Brian Neff, CEO of Sintavia, a leader in additive manufacturing, joins the podcast to help listeners understand how a new era of virtual design and 3D printing expands what’s humanly possible.
Congresswoman Blunt Rochester on opening back better
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester joins Barbara to discuss the Open Back Better Act, which would authorize funding for energy efficiency and resiliency retrofit projects in schools, medical facilities, government buildings, education institutions, libraries and more.
What falling ill during COVID-19 taught me about leadership
Barbara shares her essay about her experience getting sick as COVID-19 shutdowns began and the big lesson she took away from it.
The Case for Clean Air
Jane Burston, Executive Director and Founder of the Clean Air Fund, joins Barbara with Martin Powell, Head of Sustainability, Americas, for Siemens Financial Services Inc. They discuss what’s being done to not only raise the quality of the air we breathe, but to make clean air a basic human right grounding the work to build a sustainable future.
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