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  • 00:42

    An Open Dialogue on the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

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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.”

     

  • 00:31

    Workforce Partners: The VA's Community Employment Services for Homeless Vets

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015  | 1:00 PM EDT


    The VA's Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services (HVCES) program helps homeless veterans re-enter the workforce and is a valuable community partner for workforce development organizations.


    The Veterans Health Administration's Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services program provides wraparound services to Veterans exiting homelessness that enable them to successfully connect with businesses and return to employment. "This unique population is highly motivated and actually has a varied skill set from which employers can benefit," shared Dr. Carma Heitzmann, Director of VA's HVCES program. "Getting formerly homeless veterans into gainful employment and supporting them during that critical first year back in the labor force increases their success in both the workforce and in maintaining their housing status."  In this Workforce Central radio show from the National Association of Workforce Boards, President/CEO Ron Painter interviews Dr. Heitzmann to share the details of the HVCES program and how workforce development organizations can form partnerships and engage locally assigned Community Employment Coordinators to successfully place formerly homeless veterans into employment. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this valuable resource available to your region.

  • 03:02

    Love, Law, and Character Development with Issa

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    Tune in each and every Tuesday 8am PST/ 9am MST / 10am CST /11am EST


    "Avoid head trash. Do not be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people's trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat and you will not even know it!  Be deliberate about setting up your day to win. Whatever you feed your mind in the first 30 minutes of the day, will impact the spirit of your day. Saturate yourself with positive words that fuel your energy and ignite your spirit. Your thoughts create your reality. Create an extraordinary life! You have GREATNESS within you!"  ~ Les Brown

  • 03:03

    Love , Law and Character Development with Issa

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    Tune in each and every Tuesday 8am PST/ 9am MST / 10am CST /11am EST


    Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character ~ Issa


    Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune ~ Jim Rohn


    You cannot go into the future and manifest your greatness when you have various things in your life that’s blocking you. Goals help you channel your energy into action. Putting them on paper breathes life into them ~ Les Brown

  • 02:58

    Love, Law and Character Development with Issa

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    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    Lions do not have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk do not work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan.  Avoid the energy draining practice of telling people what you're going to do. Instead, spend your time and effort in doing the things that are necessary to accomplish your goals. Keep your focus. and stay determined in order to pursue your dream. Let your work, not your words, speak for itself. You have GREATNESS within you! ~ Les Brown

  • 02:59

    Love, Law and Character Development with Issa

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    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    Stop trying to change the people you love and change yourself! Stop trying to change people who take your money but will not take your advice. You will only drain your own mental, spiritual, emotional and financial reserves. The truth is...people change when they are sick and tired of being sick and tired or hit rock bottom.  If you are dealing with addiction or irresponsible behavior from grown adults ~ protect your wallet and your mind. It does not mean you do not love them. Your attempts to help may only delay what is inevitable. Allow them to take the journey they have chosen for themselves. Choose to let go of the guilt and be at peace. You may require counseling or emotional support to stop being an enabler. If necessary, give yourself some distance so that you can stop being used or manipulated because they know that you care and you love them. You have the right to enjoy a guilt-free, happy and productive life. Commit yourself to changing the only person you really can - YOU!! You have GREATNESS within you!! ~ Les Brown


    A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others ~ Ayn Rand via Les Brown

  • 02:59

    Love, Law and Character Development with Issa

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    Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character ~ Issa


    Are you a spectator in your own life? Do you sit on the sidelines planning, thinking, trying, but never fully doing? How many days have been paved with good intentions but no follow-through? Today, choose to believe in and explore the power of your own engagement. This means to fully connect to your calling and passion in life. Lean into it. Pursue it every day ~ despite the distractions in your life, or in spite of any perceived limitations. Decide to live far beyond any past regrets or future excuses. DETERMINE to find a way or make a way. GO FOR IT!! Choose to be unstoppable in pursuit of your GREATEST life! ~ Les Brown

  • 02:59

    Love, Law and Character Development with Issa

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    Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character ~ Issa


    Decide today to make your future brighter than your past.  Become still and think about what you want more of in your life, or what you value the most in your life right now. Commit yourself to making this a huge priority. Where your attention goes, your energy flows.  Create positive stories in your life every single day. For the next 7 days, do not listen to or talk about anything negative that happened to you, or someone else in the past. Allow yourself to bring light where there is darkness; speak peace where there is anger and infuse love where there is indifference. Create something today that you will be proud of in the future. You have GREATNESS within you!! ~ Les Brown

  • 00:43

    THE BOUNTIES OF STEM IN WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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    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

  • 03:08

    Love, Law and Character Development with Issa

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    Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character. ~ Issa


    Laugh out loud at life. It is good medicine for your heart and spirit. It is a way for you to say "Life, I am still standing with my head up high." Laughter strengthens the immune system and increases your capacity to cope. It has the power to heal you at the cellular level. Sometimes all you can do is laugh, even through your tears and pain. When you are overwhelmed, laugh at your bills, your body, your kids, or at any unexpected challenge of life. This is not denying what is in your life. It is defying it! One minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4-5 hours, while one minute of laughter boosts it for over 24 hours. So try this...make silly faces in the mirror, laugh from down deep and bring out the child in you! Find some popcorn, get a few family, friends together and allow yourself to really laugh. Interrupt your worries and choose to make yourself feel good in spite of it all. You Deserve It.  You Have GREATNESS In You!!!  ~ Les Brown


    Know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.

  • 03:01

    Love, Law and Character Development with Issa

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    Tune in each and every Tuesday 8am PST/ 9am MST / 10am CST /11am EST


    "Live life freely in love, know the various laws of life, and always continue to develop a positive character" ~ Issa


    "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." ~ Jim Rohn


    Decide today to make your future brighter than your past.  Become still and think about what you want more of in your life, or what you value the most in your life right now. Commit yourself to making this a huge priority. Where your attention goes, your energy flows.  Create positive stories in your life every single day. For the next 7 days, do not listen to or talk about anything negative that happened to you, or someone else in the past. Allow yourself to bring light where there is darkness; speak peace where there is anger and infuse love where there is indifference. Create something today that you will be proud of in the future. You have GREATNESS within you! ~ Les Brown


    “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown


    Know who YOU are, always follow your spirit, and live a beautiful life.