The Works Podcast is a monthly podcast series put on by GST Michigan Works where we explore strategies to find and retain the best talent Michigan has to offer.
A Conversation with Scott Jedele from the Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity
In this episode, we sit down with Scott Jedele, Administration Manager with apprenticeship expansion, department of labor and economic opportunity. Scott explains what LEO does, what registered apprenticeships are and how they fit within LEO, how they...
A Conversation with Rick Mason from Flint & Saginaw Electrical JATC
In this episode, we speak with Rick Mason, Training Director with Flint and Saginaw Electrical JATC. Rick discusses with the JATC does, as well as electricians role, working conditions, occupations offered and the application process.
A Conversation on Apprenticeships and Paid Training Programs
In this episode, we speak with Apprentice and training coordinator for the Michigan bricklayers and Allied Crafter workers training center, Howard Hipes. Howard guides us through the advantages of an apprenticeship, learning many things before you ever...
A Conversation with Matt Rajda, Training Coordinator for Iron Workers Local 25
In this episode, we sit down with Matt Rajda, the training coordinator for the Iron Workers local 25 training center as he explains his role, what ironworkers do, the different occupations in the trade as well as the working conditions and application...
A Conversation on Starting a Registered Apprenticeship with Russel Davis
In this episode, we speak with, Russel Davis, Michigan State Director for the United States Depart of Labor, Office of Apprenticeships. Russel discusses what makes up an actual registered apprenticeship and breaks down what the five basic components of...
A Conversation with John Hartwell, Career & Outreach Coordinator for Operating Engineers 324
In this episode, apprenticeship manager Wanda Bigelow sits down with John Hartwell, Career and Outreach Coordinator for Operating Engineers for 324 and talks about what operating engineers do and what an exciting trade it is to be in, every day being a...