Talking Talent, is a podcast of The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB) and Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI), about workforce development. Hosted by Linda Woloshansky, President & CEO of the Center of Workforce Innovations, 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.Subscribe to Talking Talent podcast on iTunes. For further information, contact Barb Grimsgard, Communications Manager at CWI at 219-462-2940, ext. 28 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|E05: Regional Economic Development Planning||
In this episode, you’ll hear how a Northwest Indiana’s regional economic development group engaged stakeholders to ensure implementation of a regional plan. You’ll discover best practices, the challenges and opportunities that arose, and how it was important to incorporate talent and workforce development into the plan.
|E04: College and Career Readiness||
Learn about the efforts underway for college and career readiness in Indiana and how one initiative, READY Northwest Indiana (READY NWI), is moving the needle to make things happen in their neck of the woods when it comes K-12 and post-secondary education. Your guests are Dr. Carmen Panlilio, the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Purdue University Northwest, and Dr. Peggy Buffington, School City of Hobart Superintendent.
|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.
|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.
|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.