Talking Talent

Talking Talent, is a podcast about workforce development hosted by Linda Woloshansky, President & CEO of the Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI). The podcast focuses on workforce development as it relates to education, economic development, and industry. Each episode features a special guest while highlighting local and state initiatives, effective collaborations, and best practices associated with developing a skilled workforce.

The podcast can be also be accessed through iTunes. For further information, contact Barb Grimsgard, Communications Manager at CWI at 219-462-2940, ext. 28 or email

Name Description Released Preview
E01: Trades are well and alive in Northwest Indiana

Kevin Comerford, Director of Professional Development at Construction Advancement Foundation, shares how the region is being proactive to address the labor shortage in the trades and how the Construction & Skilled Trades Day served as an avenue for students and parents to learn more about these solid careers.

E02: Work Ethic Certificate is ramping up high school students for work success

George Douglas, Sr. Vice President at Indiana Beverage and Tamara Stump, Sr. Workforce Associate with Center of Workforce Innovations discuss how NW Indiana high school students are entering the workforce with a certificate supporting their readiness to work.

E03: Skilling Up Hoosiers for Success

Blair Milo, Secretary of Career Connections & Talent for Indiana discusses what the state is doing to ensure Hoosiers are ready to move in to high-demand, high-wage careers.