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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.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
During the 2015 NAWB Forum workshop titled “An Open Dialogue on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act”, professionals representing a cross-section of workforce investment boards from approximately twenty states cross-pollinated their strategies, programs, practices, and ideas on WIOA. Discussion topics focused on strategically aligning workforce development programs, improving business services, and matching placements with high growth occupations and sectors. On this edition of Workforce Central, NAWB CEO and host Ron Painter is joined by Patrick Baker of PKB Consulting and Bruce Stephen, Director of Real-time Labor Intelligence for Monster Government Solutions, to summarize key ideas and information raised during the workshop, provide actionable next steps, and share additional useful resources, including relevant technology.
As a follow up to this show, you are invited to download the report from Monster Government Solutions, “From WIA to WIOA: The Evolution of Workforce Development.”
NAWB welcomed the Honorable Governor Jack Markell, of the State of Delaware, to the NAWB Forum stage on Monday, March 30, 2015. After the general session, Governor Markell joined NAWB CEO Ron Painter for a listening session on the innovative ways that Delaware is addressing industry needs, providing opportunities for youth, and helping workers with disabilities and other barriers find meaningful employment.
STEM IN WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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Don't re-invent the wheel . Duncan Oklahoma has figured it out. My friends at PTSCO Education introduced me to Jeannie Bowden from Duncan Area Economic Development about how they are working with schools K-12 with the Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest
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Thursday, March 12 | 1:00 PM EST
Much has been said about smart decision-making in the development and implementation of national, state, and local public policy. But what does that mean for workforce boards as they move towards WIOA implementation? Scott Johnson, CEO of Social Solutions, says that WIOA creates the 'perfect storm' -- a time of significant change that delivers an opportunity for boards to rethink how they are managing performance and measuring outcomes. You are invited to join host Ron Painter as he interviews Johnson how higher impacts can be achieved if boards 1) eliminate duplication of efforts, thereby conserving resources; 2) redirect efforts to activities that deliver measurable results; and 3) change the frequency and intensity of how we collect data and evidence. Don't miss this this discussion of how workforce organizations can take steps now to begin managing to outcomes in the new age of WIOA.
WIOA: Preparing for Success
Wednesday, February 25th | 1:00 PM EST
Workforce Boards are in many different stages of readiness when it comes to WIOA implementation. In NAWB's numerous conversations with the Department of Labor, we hear more and more that boards must not wait for the rulemaking to be completed to take steps to ready their operations and infrastructure for the requirements of the new Act. The Training and Employment Guidance Letter 19-14 outlines a vision for the workforce system and initial implementation of WIOA, stating, "State and local workforce system leaders should take immediate action to achieve the vision of modernizing the workforce system and ensuring it operates as a comprehensive, integrated, and streamlined system that expands opportunities for all workers and businesses." But what should this immediate action be?
Byron Zuidema is the Employment and Training Administration's Deputy Asst Secretary, and is responsible for driving all technical assistance activities around the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. On Wednesday, February 25th, Byron will join NAWB CEO and host Ron Painter for a Workforce Central interview on the Department's plans for technical assistance and guidance as workforce boards begin initial steps towards implementation. In addition, Byron will share insights on the actions boards should take now to develop their vision for their communities and regions, engage community partners at a higher level, and make sure their board infrastructure and operations are set up for success. Don't miss this highly actionable discussion!
Thursday, March 19th | 1:00 PM EDT
Under WIOA, workforce boards are asked to focus on providing streamlined and efficient career center services. How can boards build a model of integrated service delivery that results not only in cost savings and elevated customer service? More importantly, how will changes in these areas contribute to improvement in outcomes and impacts? Moving to a truly integrated system requires a willingness to look at all aspects of board and staff operations to identify where improvements would result in stronger partnerships. As a service provider and operator of career centers nationwide, KRA Corporation has already examined current practices and identified areas where change is needed to take service delivery to the next level. Join host Ron Painter as he interviews KRA Vice President Don Scott, and KRA Director of Workforce Innovation Felicia Flournoy, for a conversation about how best to succeed at connecting the activities of service delivery to the strategic priorities of a workforce board. With examples of best practices from around the country, this is a can't-miss show in our Workforce Central Forum 2015 series.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Can WIA funds be leveraged to assist communities during and after disaster events? How can workforce development organizations provide innovative solutions as part of a disaster response? On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the National Association of Workforce Boards, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Disaster Management (CDM), released a new research report titled The Impact of Extreme Events on Business Organizations: Innovative Approaches to Managing Risk. In this episode of Workforce Central Radio, NAWB CEO Ron Painter interviews Dr. Louise Comfort, the Director of the CDM and author of the report. Drawing on research interviews with nine innovative WIBs who showed leadership in their communities during disaster events, they will discuss the important role workforce boards can take in helping their areas during times of disaster, the policies that should be in place to help maximize efforts, and how they can leverage existing programs and become a bridge between federal disaster programs and municipal/local efforts. Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th for this insightful interview!
WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact
Wednesday, March 4th | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
WIOA calls on workforce boards to track and report some new data elements including credentials attainment, measurable skills gain, training-related costs, and employer engagement. These figures each contribute to the economic impact a board has on its community and region. Boards are in various stages of readiness to track and meet these requirements. How can your board position itself for better and more consistent data collection, decreased lag time for reporting, and measuring the 'intangibles' like work readiness in a more meaningful way? Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Join host Ron Painter and EMSI's consulting team for a discussion of best practices already in use by boards around the U.S. and a punch list of steps you can take now for improved measurement of your economic impact in the age of WIOA.
Brian Points, Director of Consulting Services, EMSI
John Hawkins, Senior Consultant, Workforce and Economic Development, EMSI
John Baldino @jbalive drops by @DriveThruHR to share his insights on Workforce Planning
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort.. The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at @drivethruhr and #dthr.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Elevating Business Engagement: Beyond Preparing the Job Seeker
Preparing job seekers to get them “employment ready” with the skills to meet the needs of businesses and industry is at the core of workforce development. However, WIOA provides the workforce system with the flexibility to elevate our game and position ourselves within regional markets to engage business as a customer (with business services), as a partner (in sector strategies, apprenticeships, work-based learning) and even as a funder (to invest and leverage). “It’s not about business learning workforce development; it’s about us learning business and translating that into our vernacular and our world—I think this is critical,” said NAWB President/CEO Ron Painter in a recent video that focuses on WIOA and Business U.
Join Ron Painter for the Workforce Central Radio show at 1:00 PM EST on Wednesday, February 18th, as he interviews the executive leadership team from Business U in an exciting discussion about how workforce boards can make these key shifts to elevate business engagement in their regions.
EnergyMatters2U welcomes Kevin Doyle, an independent, Boston-based consultant serving environmental and sustainability clients, who is currently serving as the Co-Chair of NECEC's Workforce Development Committee. Our conversation discusses the rapid growth in clean energy jobs and the resources that are currently available to connect job seekers and employers in the clean energy sector.
NECEC (www.necec.org) is a regional non-profit clean energy business, policy and innovation organization whose mission is to accelerate the region’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of companies.
NECEC works with clean energy businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers and other stakeholders in the clean energy sector in New England and the Northeast through programs and initiatives that advance clean energy markets and help clean energy businesses access the resources they need to grow.
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