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DC Works is the official podcast of the DC Department of Employment Services. Stay in the know while on the go, staying up to date on workforce issues in the District of Columbia and around the nation, hosted by Director Odie Donald II. For more information, visit https://does.dc.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

DC Works is the official podcast of the DC Department of Employment Services. Stay in the know while on the go, staying up to date on workforce issues in the District of Columbia and around the nation, hosted by Director Odie Donald II. For more information, visit https://does.dc.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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DC Works is the official podcast of the DC Department of Employment Services. Stay in the know while on the go, staying up to date on workforce issues in the District of Columbia and around the nation, hosted by Director Odie Donald II. For more information, visit https://does.dc.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episodes

DC Works Ep. 9: Developing Top Talent to Create Change

3/16/2018
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Richard D. ("Rick") Maher, Vice President and General Manager of Maher & Maher joins Director Donald on the DC Works Podcast to discuss workforce system transformation and how employees are the driving factor behind agency transformations. Additionally, they discuss inspirational leadership and inspiring residents and employees to perform their best.

Duration:00:35:22

DC Works Ep. 8: The Power of Mentorship and Music

3/16/2018
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Jeffery Tribble Jr., Founder and CEO of The Musicianship joins the DC Works Podcast to discuss connecting youth to opportunities in the District. Mr. Tribble and Director Donald chat carving out career pathways for youth in fields that interest them, reaching youth where they are at and leveraging like-minded mentors to teach them.

Duration:00:24:47

DC Works Ep. 6: Energy and Infrastructure- Creating High Demand, High Earning Careers

3/5/2018
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The infrastructure industry continues to shape the economy and the American workforce. David M. Velazquez, President and CEO of Pepco Holdings joins the DC Works Podcast to discuss infrastructure in the District and the nation. During the chat, Director Donald and Mr. Velazquez discuss what Pepco is doing to meet the demands and growth of the industry and how public-private partnerships like the DC Infrastructure Academy are preparing residents to be on the forefront of these...

Duration:00:25:08

DC Works Ep. 5: #BEENBOSS - Working on Changing the World

2/27/2018
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Natalie Cofield, the founder of Walker’s Legacy, joins the DC Works podcast for a rousing discussion on how women, specifically millennial women, can utilize their personal prowess to achieve personal success as well as work with government agencies to achieve professional goals. Additionally, Director Donald and Ms. Cofield discuss ways in which the community can connect with agencies to bring about change and create movement in our communities.

Duration:00:38:13

DC Works Ep. 4: From Here to There, How Investment in Transit is an Investment in the Economy

2/7/2018
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Transit. Infrastructure. Economy. Mr. Ferdinand L. Risco Jr. of the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) joins the podcast for a discussion on how transit and public transportation is shaping the American workforce and economic development. Transportation is a means of employment and creates a great economic return. Every year, 1.1 million jobs are created and sustained because of public transportation and it is looked at as a driver for economic growth, infrastructure development, and...

Duration:00:29:20

DC Works Ep. 3: Federal Funds, Local Impact: How the Federal Budget Will Impact The DC Workforce System

1/29/2018
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Ron Painter, CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards, joins the program this Wednesday to discuss national trends in workforce, and his thoughts on how the federal budget will impact both the local and national workforce system as well as how the District is implementing groundbreaking programs. Discover the connection between the education system and the workforce system and how funding for both systems is crucial for overall economic development in the U.S., as well as the...

Duration:00:25:49

DC Works Ep. 2: Building Strong Partnerships Between Government and Business

1/23/2018
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Public and private partnerships are one of the ways in which cities, like Washington, DC, are creating impactful programs that get residents working. This episode features an interview with Thomas Penny, President of Donohoe Hospitality Services. Mr. Penny shares his story of how he rose up in the hospitality industry and the importance of building partnerships between the government and business sector.

Duration:00:18:41

DC Works Ep. 1: How DC is Winning the National Workforce Race

1/23/2018
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Scott Sanders, Exec. Director of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, joins the program to discuss ways in which the District of Columbia has been succeeding at implementing national workforce programs. Mr. Sanders also shares his view about current trends in the national workforce system and opportunities he has seen DC flourish at when it comes to workforce development.

Duration:00:23:33