Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, are joined by a panel of workforce development professionals, as they discuss the current state of the workforce system in CA, as well as the various ways in which workforce development boards are uniquely positioned to serve their community during challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires.
Deborah Sanchez, Director- Santa Ana Workforce Development Board
Blake Konczal, Executive Director, Fresno Workforce Development Board
Lazandra Dial, Interim Executive Director, City of Oakland Workforce Development Board
Heather Henry, President/Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Solano County
This episode features a conversation between Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, and Matthew Hayes, Program Analyst for CWA, as they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected the economy and the labor market. They also discuss the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and what can be done to ensure greater equity in the workforce system.
Jessica Janniere, advocate and author of Look Up and Beyond: Effective Strategies to Become Resilient, Overcome Adversity and Create a Powerful Future, joins the program to discuss how to overcome trauma and thrive. Jessica shares her personal story about how she came to the work that she does, shares tips for resilience, and discusses her partnership with CWA.
CWA Executive Director Bob Lanter shares reflections and takeaways from The Youth@Work 2020 Conference. Discover some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that youth are facing, and the skills that are needed to find success in today's workplace.
In this episode, you'll get an sneak preview of what you can expect at the Youth@Work Conference 2020. Discover some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing youth today, and how to help youth create viable economic futures and meaningful careers.
In this episode, you'll learn about CWA's Executive Bootcamp and hear from previous Bootcamp participants about their experiences. Discover the history of CWA's Bootcamp, who can benefit, and how to register.
This episode features an interview with Alia Kuraishi from the California Department of Rehabilitation, and Brandon Anderson, Operations Director at CWA, as they discuss the history behind National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM. Discover the employment challenges and opportunities that exist for persons with disabilities and the resources that are available to help.
Larry Robbin joins the program to discuss the employment challenges and opportunities for the reentry population, and also talks about his upcoming training: A Better Way To Reduce Recidivism Than Jobs! Help People in Reentry Start and Succeed in Career Pathways! Discover the importance of focusing on career pathways vs. jobs, and the need to take a holistic approach when it comes to working with this population.
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.
To learn more visit www.calworkforce.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.calworkforce.org