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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!
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
in Self Help
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.
Special Guest: Helen Timbrell, Volunteer and Community Involvement Director, National Trust
This week's show is all about volunteering and the challenges of engaging a volunteer workforce. Helen Timbrell, Volunteering and Community Involvement Director at the National Trust, shares her experience from her work with the Trust as well as a wider perspective from other charities represented at the Association of Volunteer Managers.
Host: Jo Moffatt
On this episode of The Hut with your hosts Patrick Shore and Jodi Livengood learn how to bring innovation to your workforce including
the VUCA Vortex, What is it and Why you should care
critical leadership skills; is it time to change focus
The evolution of HR; interacting versus managing
Securing your talent
Bringing innovation to your workforce means a staff ready to meet the next challenge and to get things done.
Patrick Shore is President, and CEO of Intellithink, LLC Intentional Innovation, bringing more than twenty-five years of experience in defining, designing and implementing fresh ideas with results.
Find out more at http://www.intelli-think.com
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