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The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

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The future of work is changing. Are you ready?

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English

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Episodes

Investing in people and closing the skills gap in a changed economy

8/3/2021
My guest in this episode of Work in Progress is Andy Van Kleunen, the founder and CEO of National Skills Coalition, a national organization which describes its mission as “fighting for inclusive, high-quality skills training so that people have access to a better life, and local businesses see sustained growth.” NSC is a diverse group […] The post Investing in people and closing the skills gap in a changed economy appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:32:19

Meeting the Midcareer Moment: The challenges of the 45+ job seeker

7/27/2021
In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Mona Mourshed, founding global CEO of Generation, a nonprofit with a mission to support the training of learners of all ages, leading to careers that were previously beyond their reach. Generation’s new report, Meeting the Midcareer Moment, is an in-depth look at workers […] The post Meeting the Midcareer Moment: The challenges of the 45+ job seeker appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:52:48

Tearing down the false divide between learning and work

7/20/2021
It’s Global Skills Day 2021, a worldwide virtual gathering of hundreds of speakers from 25 countries—from nonprofits, educators, nonprofits, jobseekers, and more—all focused on creating strategies for learning crucial 21st Century skills in a post-pandemic world. My guests today on this episode of Work in Progress podcast are two of the people I respect the […] The post Tearing down the false divide between learning and work appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:32:10

The State of Work in Hawai’i: Ready for anything

7/13/2021
In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, Governor David Ige joins me to discuss The State of Work in the state of Hawai’i and how the “ready for anything” “Aloha spirit” is helping Hawai’i recover from the COVID-19 unemployment crisis. At the end of 2019, the state recorded its seventh record year of […] The post The State of Work in Hawai’i: Ready for anything appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:32:57

Breaking down the cost barrier, opening tech upskilling to all

7/5/2021
In this encore episode of the Work in Progress podcast, first aired in April, my guest is Lisa Gevelber, the founder and vice president of Grow with Google, Google’s training initiative which is helping people gain tech skills for in-demand jobs in today’s economy. Gevelber says there are millions of American workers without a college […] The post Breaking down the cost barrier, opening tech upskilling to all appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:48

OneTen launching platform connecting Black talent with employers

6/29/2021
In this week’s Work in Progress podcast, Maurice Jones, CEO of OneTen, joins me to discuss the organization’s mission and a big announcement from OneTen—the launch next month of a platform connecting Black talent directly with employers interested in hiring based on skills, not degrees. “We are a coalition of, now, 53 companies, from all […] The post OneTen launching platform connecting Black talent with employers appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:24:59

Need cybersecurity or data analytics skills training? IBM can help

6/22/2021
In this week’s Work in Progress podcast, IBM’s Justina Nixon-Saintil, VP and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, joins me to discuss the company’s expansion of its free SkillsBuild jobs and career training program. “At IBM, we believe everyone should have the chance to succeed. What’s really motivating us is how technology is changing society,” […] The post Need cybersecurity or data analytics skills training? IBM can help appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:38:16

Supporting the military connected community through philanthropy

6/15/2021
Enjoy this encore presentation of Work in Progress, originally produced for the SxSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas in March 2021. Craig Newmark is one of the original tech billionaires, having made his considerable fortune founding Craig’s List back in 1995. For the past five years, he has given away hundreds of millions of dollars […] The post Supporting the military connected community through philanthropy appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:19:47

Innovative investment tools financing economic mobility

6/8/2021
Joining me on the Work in Progress podcast this week is Tracy Palandjian, CEO and co-founder of the national nonprofit Social Finance. One of the big topics of discussion as we come out of the pandemic is how do we rethink ways in which to finance career readiness, helping job seekers afford to get the […] The post Innovative investment tools financing economic mobility appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:13:21

Inspiring educators, so adults succeed and communities thrive

6/1/2021
On this week’s Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Sharon Bonney, CEO of the Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE), which represents the nation’s system of adult educators. “There’s roughly 65,000 teachers and administrators in the workforce education system specifically focused on adult education, and there’s over 1.5 million adult learners that are participating […] The post Inspiring educators, so adults succeed and communities thrive appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:59:51

Nonprofit expands entrepreneurship program for adults looking to restart their careers

5/25/2021
For more than 30 years, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship—also known as NFTE—has been sharing the power of entrepreneurship to youth in low-income communities. Last summer, in the midst of the unemployment crisis brought on by COVID-19, the program quickly expanded to offer help to out of work adults seeking a way to get the tools […] The post Nonprofit expands entrepreneurship program for adults looking to restart their careers appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:12:10

Closing the opportunity gap in the post-COVID workforce

5/18/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, Peter Callstrom, president & CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership, joins me to talk about closing the opportunity gap in the post-COVID workforce. The Workforce Partnership does workforce development, talent development, and skills development for all 3.4 million residents and employers in the San Diego Country region. According […] The post Closing the opportunity gap in the post-COVID workforce appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:19:22

Help wanted: 29 million workers with cloud computing skills

5/11/2021
Let’s start with a definition: cloud computing is a way to store and access computer data and programs via the internet. That’s an easy definition for an industry that annually generates $321 billion dollars in business worldwide, as well as millions of skilled, good-paying jobs. Amazon Web Services is the leading provider of these cloud […] The post Help wanted: 29 million workers with cloud computing skills appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:21:07

Military medics face obstacles in transition to civilian health care jobs

5/3/2021
For many veterans who served as medics or hospital corpsman in the military, finding a civilian job can be a challenge. By one estimate, half of those talented veterans now looking for work in the health care industry are being turned away. While they have the training and experience from their time in the service, […] The post Military medics face obstacles in transition to civilian health care jobs appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:01:13:06

Neurodiversity: Transforming hiring, transforming lives

4/27/2021
Every brain works a little bit differently, and it’s those differences that make us unique. A growing number of employers are realizing that those differences add as-yet untapped value and skills to the workplace, and so they are actively recruiting from the neurodivergent community. Among the leaders in this movement is Hiren Shukla, the global head […] The post Neurodiversity: Transforming hiring, transforming lives appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:26:25

The digital divide is disenfranchising jobseekers and students

4/20/2021
“The internet is no longer this perceived privilege, or some convenience, it is truly fundamental to one’s quality of life and our society at large. The internet has become this new superhighway connecting businesses, and health care, and education, and students.” Scott Pulsipher is the president of Western Governors University, the highly-respected, fully-online university that […] The post The digital divide is disenfranchising jobseekers and students appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:25:55

Career opportunities within reach, no degree required

4/13/2021
In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, my guest is Lisa Gevelber, the founder and vice president of Grow with Google, Google’s training initiative which is helping people gain tech skills for in-demand jobs in today’s economy. Gevelber says there are millions of American workers without a college degree who feel like good […] The post Career opportunities within reach, no degree required appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:27:48

Training and upskilling older workers is crucial in the recovery

4/6/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, my guest Ramsey Alwin, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging, and I discuss how to make sure older workers aren’t left behind in the post-pandemic economic recovery. The soaring unemployment over the past year has hit many workers hard, especially older workers, who often face […] The post Training and upskilling older workers is crucial in the recovery appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:25:15

A skilled workforce, good jobs, and investing in equitable outcomes

3/30/2021
In this episode of Work in Progress, my guest is Amanda Cage, the president and CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The nonprofit is a national network of innovators and implementers in workforce development, says Cage, with a shared goal of collaborating with workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote […] The post A skilled workforce, good jobs, and investing in equitable outcomes appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:22:08

Unlocking capital, unlocking 1M businesses and 9M jobs

3/23/2021
In this week’s Work in Progress podcast, I speak with Gregory Johnson, managing director of The Rockefeller Foundation’s U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative. The mission of The Rockefeller Foundation, says Greg Johnson, is to fight for vulnerable families who have been locked out of economic prosperity here at home and abroad. He says it crucially […] The post Unlocking capital, unlocking 1M businesses and 9M jobs appeared first on WorkingNation.

Duration:00:22:54