It’s national Manufacturing Week and Friday is national Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing continues to be one of the top five employers in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But, like all industries, the skills that employers want are changing. In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, I’m joined by Andrew Stettner, a senior fellow at The […]
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In this episode of Work in Progress, Joe Fuller, Harvard Business School (HBS) professor and co-chair of the school’s Managing the Future of Work project joins me in a discussion about the widening labor shortage and some ideas about how business leaders can improve their hiring practices to uncover untapped talent pools. That’s the focus of […]
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In this episode of Work in Progress, I’m joined by Daniel Ferguson, the director of workforce development at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), a nonprofit organization that incubates promising cleantech startups in underserved communities and then helps to develop the local L.A. green jobs workforce through training and internships. “There are two working definitions […]
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In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management—better known as SHRM—sits down with me at the ASU+GSV Summit 2021 to discuss upheaval in the workforce, the questions hiring managers and employers want answered now, and the issue that makes him […]
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In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, Diana Caba, assistant vice president for policy and community engagement for the Hispanic Federation joins me to discuss the digital skills gap in the Latino community and what is being done to close that gap. “The dire need for digital skills is a longstanding issue for […]
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In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast, I am joined by Kelcey Reed, the new chief technology officer for the nonprofit Opportunity@Work. Opportunity@Work’s mission is to rewire the U.S. labor market so that individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes—workers and job seekers they call STARs—can work, learn, and earn to their full potential. “You […]
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WorkingNation is in San Diego this week for the 12th annual ASU+GSV Summit, the big three-day convening focused on innovations in education and technology, and their impact on the way we acquire knowledge and skills. My guest on this episode of the Work in Progress podcast is Deborah Quazzo, managing partner of GSV Ventures and […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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,” […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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