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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
STEM IN WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Things are OK in Duncan OK
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
www.ok-duncan.com www.pitsco.com @pitscoed
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!
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.
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!
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
CREATING A COMPETITIVE WORKFORCE WITH
INDUSTRY BACKED CERTIFICATIONS
Our friends at Southwest Airlines (my favorite airline, btw) are working with iCEV to make their workforce be the best. Special guest Linda Rutherford ,Southwest's VP of Communications and Outreach is joined by iCEV's Jeff Lansdell
www.iCEVonline @cevmultimedia @southwestair
www.southwest.com (where you're now free to move about the country)
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).
Tune in Monday, March 2 2015 at 11 AM. Joann will share insights and solutions for Talent Development & the Future of Your Organization
Do you develop your team?
Who will be your leaders in the next 2 - 5 years?
Have you taken the pulse of your organization?
YPI P.E.A.K. "Radio over the E.D.G.E." will spotlight human resources, workforce preparation, and topics relating to management and leadership. The show's core focus is on the recognition, understanding and development of human potential. Hosted by YPI Consultants founder and President, Joann Venezia,
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February 10th at 9:00 am; we will Pastor Kevin Truett.
Kevin Truett is the lead pastor of Connection Life Church in the capital city of Salem, OR. He is the author of two books POSITION FOR TRANSITION and REAL FISHING. If you're in the Salem/Keizer area just south of Portland, Oregon, you can catch Pastor Kevin on television 12 times weekly with his church services airing in four prime time spots throughout the week. He also broadcasts his own leadership development series, Leaders in Forward Training (L.I.F.T.) helping train and develop pastors and leaders across all denominational lines. In addition he is the host of a weekly television show called Straight Talk with Kevin & Kevin where he along with his good friend and co-host Pastor Kevin Pemble tackle the topics of everyday issues and current news headlines with the always applicable Word of God.
With over 24 years of ministry experience and a successful career in business, Kevin also travels extensively as a seminar speaker to business owners and top executives from all over the world.
He now resides in Salem, Oregon with his wife and partner in ministry of 19 years (Kristie) and their three children, Kameron (18), Keilani (15) and Kennidee (9). Together they count it a privilege to serve in building the kingdom of God.
Pastor Kevin is passionate about leadership development, excellence and giving God our very best.
Kevin began his ministry early on at the age of 16 under his father in Boise, ID. He received his education through Bethesda Bible College and Christian Life School of Theology and would enter full-time ministry in 1992.
Kevin is also an entrepeneur launching several small businesses in the various communities that he has lived in. Pastor Kevin & his wife, Kristie had a vision to launch their second church in Salem, Oregon where together they reside with their three children.
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