• 00:33

    Leveraging the Community Reinvestment Act to Advance Workforce Development

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    Monday, December 2, 2013

    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

    A recent survey of workforce boards by the Federal Reserve indicated that nearly 60% of WIBs have representatives from the banking industry on their boards.  However, only 10% of boards had engaged Community Reinvestment Act funding to develop complementary programs.  So how can WIBs better partner with this important and expanding industry sector to bring services to low-income job seekers or youth and better prepare them to enter or re-enter the workforce?  The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is legislation that puts an obligation on banks to serve all members of the community where they take deposits, and meet the credit needs of their local areas.  The Federal Reserve has oversight of the CRA, and wants to develop new and innovative ways for banks to meet their requirements under the Act by serving the low to middle income population through partnerships with the workforce system.  Join us NAWB CEO Ron Painter as he interviews Federal Reserve of Kansas City’s Community Development Director, Steve Shepelwich, on Monday, December 2nd at 1:00 PM.  During this 30-minute interview, learn how the Federal Reserve system can help WIBs partner with local banks to create complementary programs and even identify funding streams to advance financial literacy and workforce readiness among their customers.


    View a map of Federal Reserve Community Investment Areas

  • 00:36

    Behind the Curtain: The State of the Workforce

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    Behind the Curtain: A Real Look at the State of the Workforce
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
    Drexel University’s Paul Harrington shares insights into what’s behind the 3 million job vacancy numbers and what is actually happening in the labor market in an interview with NAWB CEO Ron Painter. 

  • 00:42

    Using Workforce Talent to Drive Strong Economies

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    Monday, September 30, 2013  
    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
    Governing Institute and Monster Government Solutions have partnered to convene a National Summit on Workforce and Economic Development called Strong Talent Drives Strong Economies, in October 2013.  The Summit will address ways that workforce and economic development experts from across the United States are driving stronger economies by building and strengthening the workforce.
    The Summit aims to arm attendees with successful economic development strategies and best practices that attendees can take back and apply to their region.   Join NAWB CEO Ron Painter as he interviews Governing Institute Director Mark Funkhouser and Bruce Stephen of Monster Government Solutions for a preview of the ideas that will be discussed at the Summit and ways that workforce development can contribute to furthering economic progress in their local areas.
    Questions about the Summit? Please contact Bruce Stephen (Monster Government Solutions) or Mark Funkhouser (Governing Institute).

  • 00:37

    Real ROI: Changing Workforce Conversations

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    Real ROI: How Improved Cost-Benefit Models are Changing Workforce Conversations
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
    In 2012, Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI) embarked on a pilot study with seven workforce investment boards (WIBs) to create a WIB scorecard that measured the cost/benefit ratio for WIA programs.  The study methodology has now been adopted in three additional statewide programs.  Join Ron Painter as he interviews EMSI’s Rob Sentz, Vice President, Marketing, and Annike Crapuchettes, Assistant Vice President, Professional Services, to learn how this pilot project has progressed, as well as how it has illuminated new ways for WIBs to engage with employers, education, and other stakeholders.

  • 00:34

    Election Results: What It Means for Workforce

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    Election Results: What It Means for Workforce Investment 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
    Join NAWB President/CEO Ron Painter for a lively discussion with John Colbert of Capitol Hill Partners and Bob Knight of ResCare Workforce Services about what the election results mean for the workforce investment system, and trends to watch.

  • 00:37

    Update From the South: Economic Growth & Workforce Readiness

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    Update from the South: Driving Economic Growth and Workforce Readiness
    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    Southern Growth Policies Board Executive Director Ted Abernathy provides a current picture of how the South is managing changing demands in manufacturing technology, creating educational programs that meet employer needs, and what is happening in Southern economies that will influence the South’s ability to respond to opportunities.

  • 00:32

    Transit Industry Careers – Getting Your Job Seekers Connected to In-Demand Jobs

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    Transit Industry Careers – Getting Your Job Seekers Connected to In-Demand Jobs

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    How can workforce professionals connect their job seekers to jobs in the high-demand transit industry? What trends are driving this growth, and what skills are required to get a good job? Join Ron Painter on Tuesday, December 16 for an interview with APTA Board Member and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Director Lydia Grose. Lydia will share insights on job growth in the transit industry and explain why engaging veterans, millennials, and even K-12 youth is critical to building the workforce pipeline as more and more baby boomers enter retirement.  In this Workforce Central interview, access the tools and information you need to engage your own transit agency and get your job seekers excited about the array of careers available in this dynamic, green-friendly, fast paced industry.


    Resources and Links

    Transit Virtual Career Network

    Get Moving: Public Transportation Occupational Guidebook (Heldrich Center)

    APTA Youth Summit – June 28 – July 2, 2015

    Resources for Workforce Professionals on the APTA website

  • 00:41

    Addressing the Workforce Talent Crisis in the Human Age

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    Addressing the Workforce Talent Crisis in the Human Age
    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
    With 49% of US employers stating that they are having difficulty filling key positions, we are faced with a talent crisis like never before.  Explosive technology growth is forcing business to adapt to productivity demands, and there are not enough workers with the skills needed to maintain this productivity and improve upon it.  What can WIBs do to help businesses find the talent they need and remain competitive?  Join NAWB CEO Ron Painter and Melanie Holmes of ManpowerGroup, for a discussion on the rapidly evolving world of work; why businesses must look for “teachable fits”; and how workforce development can better engage employers in training, mentorships, and adapting to the human age.

  • 00:31

    WIA (Workforce Investment Act)

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    Individuals that have been laid off or fired have the opportunity to be re-trained using government funds.  Listen to today's program to learn more about WIA (Workforce Investment Act) and how you can obtain between $5,000-$8,000 for training to upgrade your skills.

  • 00:38

    Engaging the Next Gen Workforce Through Social Giving

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    HR Latte continues its month-long series: The Employee Experience...

    Ty Sullivan Stops By HR Latte to Talk about the Internal Impact of Social Giving 

    For the last several years, the HR world has been made increasingly aware of the wants and needs of the next gen workforce and how to attract and retain them. 

    Continuing its look at The Employee Experience, HRLatte invited Ty Sullivan for a conversation about the resultant employee impact of social awareness and giving by a busy organization. For 13 years, Ty has been developing programs to engage employees, crossing HR and Marketing streams, in NYC with Fresh and Co and Cafe Metro. We'll talk about the difference its made with employees and how or if it has changed employment branding for his organization.

    HR Latte is a fast-paced, quick hit show where you can expect not only surprises but the information you need to know for success in the world of talent management.

    Follow the action on Twitter:

    Ty Sullivan - @Ty_Sullivan
    Cafe Metro - @CafeMetro
    Fresh and Co. - @FreshandCo



  • 00:39

    The Human Capital Innovation Fund: New Approaches to Complex Problems

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    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST

    The Capital One Foundation launched the Human Capital Innovation Fund (HCIF) to invest in workforce organizations that want to better position low-income workers and those in specific low-income populations for well-paying jobs through collaborative work with education, industry sectors, and economic development organizations.  With an outside-the-box approach to programming, the Fund has identified locations where the most impact could be made and has helped those areas generate innovative thinking around common challenges. On Thursday, March 13, join NAWB CEO Ron Painter and Capital One Vice President Catherine Foca for a discussion of the problems solved when collaborative thinking is combined with a determination to reinvent the status quo. As a Platinum Sponsor of NAWB Forum, we welcome Capital One for this final installment in our Forum 2014 series.

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