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Join NAWB President/CEO, Ron Painter as he interviews public and private sector leaders in workforce development, education, business and economic development on key workforce issues and investment strategies to help America compete globally.

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Join NAWB President/CEO, Ron Painter as he interviews public and private sector leaders in workforce development, education, business and economic development on key workforce issues and investment strategies to help America compete globally.

    E123: Preparing Justice Involved Individuals for Successful Reentry and Living Wage Employment

    E123: Preparing Justice Involved Individuals for Successful Reentry and Living Wage Employment

    Arti Finn, Co-Founder of American Prison Data Systems (APDS), joins the program to discuss the work that her organization does to promote free and ethical education options for incarcerated learners. Discover some of the biggest challenges in the US around preparing people for employment and a successful transition out of incarceration. Arti also reveals why this should be an issue of focus for workforce boards and how to more intentionally engage this population. 

    • 22 min
    E122: Maximizing Impact with the American Rescue Plan

    E122: Maximizing Impact with the American Rescue Plan

    This episode features an interview with Walter Simmons, CEO of Employ Prince George's and Kyle Marinelli, Manager of Government Relations and Policy for NAWB, as they discuss what workforce boards need to know about the American Recovery Plan Act, or ARPA. You’ll hear details about an exciting new Workforce Program Training Guide, created in partnership between NAWB, the Prince George's County Workforce Development Board and Employ Prince George's (EPG) outlining American Rescue Plan Act policies, definitions and procedures. For more information on the ARPA Guide, contact Kyle Marinelli at MarinelliK@NAWB.org

    • 30 min
    E121: Meeting Unprecedented Challenges: Ron Painter on the Importance of Workforce Boards

    E121: Meeting Unprecedented Challenges: Ron Painter on the Importance of Workforce Boards

    This episode was originally recorded on the WorkforceRx Podcast by Futuro Health, a podcast where Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan interviews future-focused leaders in education, workforce and healthcare to explore new innovations and approaches. Ron Painter joins the program to discuss the vital role that workforce boards play in advancing economic opportunity, and the importance of bringing together key stakeholders including housing, transportation and community-based organizations. Ron reveals how communities are leveraging their networks and why he is optimistic about the unprecedented challenges facing employers and workers.

    • 35 min
    E120: Preparing Diverse Learners to Pursue In-Demand Cloud Roles

    E120: Preparing Diverse Learners to Pursue In-Demand Cloud Roles

    Kevin Kelly, Director of AWS Education Programs at Amazon Web Services, joins the program to discuss the importance of cloud computing for the future of work and the work that AWS Education Programs does to help prepare diverse learners to pursue in-demand cloud roles. Kevin reveals details about a recent global digital skills study and the growing need for technical knowledge due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 21 min
    E119: The Power of Data: Empowering Workforce Systems to Achieve Equitable Economic Advance for All

    E119: The Power of Data: Empowering Workforce Systems to Achieve Equitable Economic Advance for All

    This episode features an interview with Eshwar Eswaran, Director, JFFLabs LEAD (Leading Economic Advancement through Data). Eshwar discusses the work that JFF is doing to find new and innovative ways to lead workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all, through data and data-driven solutions.​ He also reveals how timely, accurate and reliable data can help workforce boards increase their impact and responsiveness.

    • 34 min
    E118: A Look at the Labor Market: With Economist Dr. Paul Harrington

    E118: A Look at the Labor Market: With Economist Dr. Paul Harrington

    Dr. Paul Harrington, Professor, and Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University, returns to the program to discuss the current state of the labor market. Dr. Harrington shares insights about the impact of the Great Resignation, youth participation in the labor market, as well as his thoughts about immigration and education.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DFTBA Dan ,

Essential intelligence

The world of work is rapidly changing and it’s hard to keep up. This is a great podcast providing essential information to help build a better way to work.

Doug Foresta ,

Powerful podcast about workforce development

Really enjoy the concise episodes and Ron’s interview style. I’m adding this to my list of “must listen” podcasts.

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