Work Talk is the official podcast of New Rivers/Mt Rogers Workforce Development Area. The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board envisions a region where every business has access to a qualified, job-ready workforce and every citizen in the region has the skills needed to secure meaningful employment, competitive wages, and career advancement through an integrated workforce support infrastructure.
To learn more, visit http://nrmrwib.org/
E45: Attracting and Retaining Talent in the Skill Trades
In this episode, you'll hear about the efforts that are underway in the region to attract and retain talent in the skilled trades. Phil Callicott , Founder of the The Trades Training Initiative, discusses the vision that his organization has for developing in the construction industry and how the Trades Training Initiative is bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and workers to address critical skills gaps.
E44: The STRONG Accountable Care Community- Improving Health and Wellbeing
In this episode, you'll hear about the STRONG Accountable Care Community (STRONG ACC). Discover the history of the organization, and how the STRONG ACC is helping to break down barriers, improve inter-agency coordination of services, better address social determinants of health, and improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families, and communities.
E43: Supporting Economic and Addiction Recovery
This episode takes a deeper dive into The Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER program, particularly those elements that support recovery for individuals and families impacted by substance abuse. Discover the efforts being made to create a recovery ecosystem, and the importance of combining the efforts of multiple organizations.
E42: DOL YouthBuild Grants- Supporting Education and Occupational Skills Development for Youth
In June of 2021, the US Department of Labor announced the award of 89 million dollars in grants in 31 states and Puerto Rico to help youth ages 16 to 24, who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market. YouthBuild grants support a pre-apprenticeship model to help these youth learn valuable occupational skills.
In this episode, you'll hear from 2 organizations in Virginia that received YouthBuild grant funding, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys and the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board. Discover how the YouthBuild grant funds will be implements and each organization's vision for the project.
E41: Regional Trends in Economic Development
In this episode, you'll hear from 2 regional economic development leaders about how they work with the Virginia Economic Development and the efforts that are underway to support and grow targeted industries. Discover the importance of placemaking and infrastructure improvements in attracting and retaining businesses and talent to the region.
E40: Strengthening Our System, Inc.- Providing Quality Care and a Person Centered Approach
In this episode, you'll learn about Strengthening Our System, Inc. (SOS) and the services that they provide for individuals with disabilities and individuals with mental health concerns. Discover the history of the organization, the job opportunities that are available, and the necessary requirements to get started in this field.
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