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/
E60: Regional Collaboration for Economic Development
This podcast features a discussion with the executive directors of two regional economic development organizations about their efforts to promote business growth, job creation, and talent development across southwest Virginia. They provide updates on the priorities and activities of their organizations, including workforce pipeline development, talent retention programs, business attraction and expansion efforts, and strategic marketing of the region. Discover the importance of collaboration between economic development groups to support the economic vitality of local communities.
E59: Unlocking Opportunities: Navigating WIOA's Career Programs
In this episode, you'll learn about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and some of its programs serving adults, dislocated workers, and youth. Get ready to discover how WIOA, a reauthorization of the 2014 Workforce Investment Act, is designed to strengthen our nation's public workforce system and empower adults, youth, and those facing employment barriers, to access high-quality careers.
E58: Transforming Lives, Building the Regional Economy: A Grants and Funding Update
In this episode, you'll hear an update about grants awarded to the New River/Mt. Rogers Workforce Development Board. Join us as we delve into the various programs and the efforts underway to build a skilled and confident labor force, especially for those individuals who face barriers to employment. You'll also hear about how work-based learning opportunities and certifications in healthcare, manufacturing, and construction are helping transform lives, and three new grants awarded from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
E57: The SHOW Workshop- Supporting Rural Small Businesses with Retention and Workforce Productivity
In this episode, you'll hear about an initiative that provides rural labor market and employee training. Discover the range of topics covered in the workshops and trainings and the potential outcomes for participating businesses. Discover how the SHOW workshop provides employees with tools that can be used to improve their functionality and productivity at work.
E56: Reflections from the 2023 NAWB Forum
This episode was recorded live at the 2023 NAWB Forum as Marty Holliday shares her reflections on some of the things she learned while attending the Forum and also talks about her presentation on the return on investment of workforce development services for businesses.
E55: Improving the Capacity and Quality of Regional Childcare
Access to quality childcare is an important part of developing a talent pipeline and meeting workforce needs. In this episode, you'll hear about the efforts underway to increase the operational capacity and quality of childcare providers and to add 100 early childhood teachers to the region.
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