This episode features an interview with Tressa Dorsey, President of Tad Grants, as she dicusses the "Best Coast" Business Engagement Tour. Discover how TAD Grants & The California Workforce Association are partnering on a three city tour up and down California to facilitate a full day of training focused entirely on Business Engagement. Workforce and Economic Development Professionals will learn national best practices and strategies for engaging the business community.
Educational consultant and author K-Rahn Vallatine joins the program to discuss the work that he does with at-risk youth to help them make healthier life choices. He shares his own journey of what led him to this work, and the importance of having a trauma-informed perspective when it comes to working with this population. K-Rhan also has an upcoming Workforce Youth Engagement Training, to learn more, visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/californiaworkforceassociation/261278
The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. In this episode, you'll discover the role that workforce development boards play in community emergencies, and specifically how the local workforce board and their partners are helping those affected by Camp Fire. Your host Bob Lanter is joined by Michael Cross, Executive Director of The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC), as well as Traci Holt, Executive Director of The Alliance for Workforce Development, and Kristine Farrell, Assistant Director of The Alliance for Workforce Development
Recorded live at the NAWB Forum 2019, Bob Lanter catches up with Chris Andresen, Vice President at Grayling, as they discuss current trends in workforce, tips for effective lobbying, the future of WIOA and more!
Nick Schultz, Director of Pacific Gateway and Andrew Muñoz, Director of Staffing Services for Pacific Gateway, join the program to discuss the irregular workforce, how it is tied to the future of work, and how we can help individuals and businesses to navigate this marketplace. Discover the efforts that are underway to help elevate irregular employment and the impact that the rise of the gig economy has had on employees and the labor market.
Stephen Baiter, Executive Director of the Oakland Workforce Development Board, joins the program to discuss the value proposition of workforce boards for regional economic development. In this part two of a two-part conversation, you'll discover the importance of regional and cross-regional strategies, and how the state can work with local communities to ensure success.
Stephen Baiter, Executive Director of the Oakland Workforce Development Board, joins the program to discuss the value proposition of workforce boards for regional economic development. In this part one of a two-part conversation, you'll discover the challenges and opportunities that come from local and regional partnerships, and how to leverage relationships and resources.
This episode features Eric Seleznow, Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, and Vinz Koller, Senior Strategist for Capacity Building at Social Policy Research Associates, as they discuss challenges and opportunities for youth apprenticeship in California and beyond.
In this episode, you'll discover the efforts that are underway to help develop new leaders in the workforce development system. You'll learn about the California Workforce Association's Executive Bootcamp- what it entails, and how to get involved.
There are many youth in California and across the U.S. who are struggling to join the workforce. Hear from Bob Lanter as he explains the theme of the 2019 Youth@Work Conference, and how the conference will address the formidable challenges facing youth.
Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, discusses the work that is being done in Switzerland to develop their youth apprenticeship program and some of the lessons and best practices from that country. Discover the takeaways for California, and how to create a youth apprenticeship program that creates meaningful opportunites for young people.
Tim Rainey, Executive Director of the California Workforce Development Board, joins the program to discuss current workforce initiatives in California.
Walter Di Mantova from Powerminds Inc, and John Baker from Core Factors, join the program to discuss the application of systems design for workforce development.
Donna Wyatt, Director of the Career and College Transitions at California State Department of Education, joins the program to discuss what career tech education is, how it is currently being delivered through the California education system, and some of the biggest misconceptions that parents and students often have about career tech education. Donna also provides examples of Career Tech Education programs and delivery systems.
Joe Xavier, director at the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), returns to the program to discuss employment of youth with disabilities.
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Joe Xavier director at the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), joins the program to discuss National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the importance of inclusion in the workplace.
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Bob Lanter, Executive Director of the California Workforce Association, discusses the benefits of apprenticeship programs in general, and more specifically about the Workforce Development Professional Apprenticeship Program in California.
Featured guests on this episode include:
Babette Jimenez, Senior Program Manager and Developer, Sacramento State - College of Continuing Education
Matt Hidalgo, Program Director | Journeyman Workforce Development Professional, CWA
Brandon Anderson, Program Manager | Journeyman Workforce Development Professional, CWA
Megan Bailey, Program Manager | Journeyman Workforce Development Professional, CWA
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Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, shares his thoughts on the current state of the workforce system, and shares takeaways for workforce boards, workforce professionals and business owners.
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Bob Lanter interviews several directors of workforce boards from California as well as two workforce board chairs to explore why workforce boards matter and the benefits that they provide. This episode was recorded live at The NAWB Forum 2017 and features the following guests:
Reg Javier- Deputy Executive Officer of Workforce and Economic Development, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.
Tony Myrell, Chairman, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.
Stephen Baiter, Executive Director for the Oakland Workforce Development Board and Chairman of CWA.
Adam Peck, Executive Director, Tulare County Workforce Investment Board
Bill DeLain, Chair, Tulare County Workforce Investment Board
Chris Andresen, lobbyist at Grayling, discusses what a lobbyist does and how he helps to support workforce efforts and CWA. Discover what the current trends are under the new administration and the lessons for workforce professionals in California and beyond.
To learn more about the California Workforce Association, visit www.calworkforce.org
In this episode Bob Lanter discusses lessons learned from the 2017 Youth@Work Conference and the takeaways for workforce boards and professionals. Bob shares some surprising insights from the conference and actionable steps that you can take to engage youth.
To learn more about CWA Today and the California Workforce Association, visit www.calworkforce.org
Arel Moodie discusses what it takes to reach and engage youth, as well as the work he is doing at the CWA Youth@Work Conference. Arel also shares the importance of likeability and the mindset that it takes for young people to achieve success.
To learn more about CWA Today, visit www.calworkforce.org
Amy Wallace, Assistant Director for Workforce Innovation at the California Workforce Development Board, discusses the importance of innovation in workforce development, both in California and nationally. In this episode, you'll discover why innovation is such an important key aspect of the successful implementation of WIOA, and what the California Workforce Board is doing to support innovation.
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In this episode, Bob Lanter, President of CWA, discusses his thoughts about why the workforce development system remains more relevant than ever, regardless of which administration is in the White House. Discover the workforce narrative that we need to share with stakeholders, policy makers and each other.
To learn more about CWA, visit http://calworkforce.org/