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Hosted by Gabriel Steinmeyer and Hunter Bergman, The Workforce Lab is a platform to tell stories, ask questions, and find solutions to the challenges affecting the growth and development of the communities and workforce of Northeast Nebraska.Join us weekly as we blaze a trail for those journeying through education, career, and life by sitting down with community leaders, industry experts, and members of tomorrow’s workforce to discuss key trends around the Attraction, Retention, and Development of skilled labor in Northeast Nebraska.

Hosted by Gabriel Steinmeyer and Hunter Bergman, The Workforce Lab is a platform to tell stories, ask questions, and find solutions to the challenges affecting the growth and development of the communities and workforce of Northeast Nebraska.Join us weekly as we blaze a trail for those journeying through education, career, and life by sitting down with community leaders, industry experts, and members of tomorrow’s workforce to discuss key trends around the Attraction, Retention, and Development of skilled labor in Northeast Nebraska.
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Hosted by Gabriel Steinmeyer and Hunter Bergman, The Workforce Lab is a platform to tell stories, ask questions, and find solutions to the challenges affecting the growth and development of the communities and workforce of Northeast Nebraska.Join us weekly as we blaze a trail for those journeying through education, career, and life by sitting down with community leaders, industry experts, and members of tomorrow’s workforce to discuss key trends around the Attraction, Retention, and Development of skilled labor in Northeast Nebraska.

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Episodes

Suzie Leffers - Orphan Grain Train

9/19/2019
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In this episode, we speak with Suzie Leffers. Suzie is the Director of Public Relations for the Orphan Grain Train (OGT) headquartered in Norfolk, Nebraska. Enjoy the conversation as we discuss her journey to joining the OGT; The March floods and local recovery efforts (5:06); Challenges of staffing a global non-profit organization (7:29); Lessons she's learned during her time with and the origin of the OGT (17:27); Recommendations for how to get involved with volunteering and local...

Duration:00:43:26

Juan Sandoval- Caring About a Community of Entreprenuers

9/4/2019
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In this episode, we speak with Juan Sandoval. Juan is a Senior Business Mentor and Loan Officer for the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, Chairperson of the Norfolk Area chapter of SCORE, and member of the Norfolk Mayors Diversity Council. Juan is originally from Valencia, Venezuela. Enjoy the conversation as we discuss his process of coming to the United States; His cultural shock upon arriving in Nebraska (6:57); Changes in job expectations for the Latino & LatinX population (9:42); The...

Duration:00:48:59

Allan Brenner- Meeting the Good Life

8/26/2019
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In this episode, we speak with Wayne State College Student & Northeast Community College Graduate Allan Brenner. Allan is originally from Cuiaba, Brazil. Enjoy the conversation as we discuss his Introduction to The Good Life; How he choose to come to Nebraska (7:14); The difference in the Brazilian education system (12:00); His plans after graduation (14:45); The role of social groups in college and community service (18:46); His most memorable moments in the U.S., coping with struggles and...

Duration:00:43:39

Abdoul Aziz Sore- Nebraska Nice

8/20/2019
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In this episode, we speak with Northeast Community College Graduate & International Student Abdoul Aziz Sore. Abdoul is originally from Burkina Faso in West Africa, Enjoy the conversation as we discuss his journey to America & Northeast Community College; His future goals and dream to build the future infrastructure of Africa (9:20); Growing up in Burkina Faso, education, and the differences in opportunities for social advancement (11:25); His perspective on living in Norfolk and...

Duration:00:42:12

Leah Fowler- From Side Hustle to Full Time Entrepreneur

8/8/2019
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In this episode, we speak with local entrepreneur Leah Fowler. Leah is the owner of Fowler Design Co. a graphic design company where you can source all of your wedding, commercial, or website needs. Enjoy the conversation as we discuss her story; Her jump to entrepreneurship (4:48); How she approached picking an education (8:04); The lessons of entrepreneurship & getting over setbacks (10:30); Public resources available to Norfolk residents (16:21); Tips for students entering college or the...

Duration:00:39:15

Troy Uhlir- The Rise of the Trades

7/31/2019
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In this episode, we speak with community leader Troy Uhlir. Troy is a lifelong resident of the Norfolk area, a serial entrepreneur, and serves as a Madison Country Commissioner. Enjoy the conversation as we discuss his story; The importance of educating our youth for available jobs (3:55); The evolution of the workplace (7:40); The challenges of Entrepreneurship (18:00); Attracting people to Madison County (25:40); Troy's advice for beginning the path to career and education (30:00); and,...

Duration:00:40:32

Emily Wilcox- Generation Z

7/23/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Emily Wilcox. Emily is a junior at Drake University double majoring in Marketing and Public Relations. She is currently interning at the Norfolk Area Chamber and helps manage social media accounts for a few Norfolk businesses Enjoy the conversation as we discuss her story of picking a college and career path (4:24); Generation Z and their ability to adopt technology and social media (10:10); Rural communities and the changing social media landscape (19:30);...

Duration:00:51:59

Kristen Ohnoutka- Corntopia

7/16/2019
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In this episode, we speak with Kristen Ohnoutka. Her perspective comes from a recent graduate who has entered into the workforce but is now going back to get her masters degree. We touch on how she found her passion by getting involved and taking action.

Duration:00:30:49