CWA Today

CWA Today

The official podcast of the California Workforce Association. CWA's mission is to enhance and inspire California’s local workforce development boards and their partners through strategic advocacy, partnership convening, and capacity building. Your host is Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA. To learn more about CWA, visit http://calworkforce.org/... Show More

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Jessica Janniere, advocate and author of Look Up and Beyond: Effective Strategies to Become Resilient, Overcome Adversity and Create a Powerful Future, joins the program to discuss how to overcome trauma and thrive. Jessica shares her personal story about how she came to the work that she does, shares tips for resilience, and discusses her partnership with CWA. 

 

 

 

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CWA Executive Director Bob Lanter shares reflections and takeaways from The Youth@Work 2020 Conference. Discover some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that youth are facing, and the skills that are needed to find success in today's workplace. 

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In this episode, you'll get an sneak preview of what you can expect at the Youth@Work Conference 2020. Discover some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing youth today, and how to help youth create viable economic futures and meaningful careers. 

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In this episode, you'll learn about CWA's Executive Bootcamp and hear from previous Bootcamp participants about their experiences. Discover the history of CWA's Bootcamp, who can benefit, and how to register. 

 

 

 

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This episode features an interview with Alia Kuraishi from the California Department of Rehabilitation, and Brandon Anderson, Operations Director at CWA, as they discuss the history behind National Disability Employment Awareness Month, or NDEAM. Discover the employment challenges and opportunities that exist for persons with disabilities and the resources that are available to help. 

 

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Larry Robbin joins the program to discuss the employment challenges and opportunities for the reentry population, and also talks about his upcoming training: A Better Way To Reduce Recidivism Than Jobs! Help People in Reentry Start and Succeed in Career Pathways! Discover the importance of focusing on career pathways vs. jobs, and the need to take a holistic approach when it comes to working with this population. 

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The Meeting of the Minds in Monterey conference is a yearly gathering of workforce thought leaders and decision makers from all around California and beyond. In this episode, Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA gives an overview of what participants can expect and why you should attend the conference. 
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This episode features an interview with Tressa Dorsey, President of Tad Grants, as she dicusses the "Best Coast" Business Engagement Tour. Discover how TAD Grants & The California Workforce Association are partnering on a three city tour up and down California to facilitate a full day of training focused entirely on Business Engagement. Workforce and Economic Development Professionals will learn national best practices ...

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Educational consultant and author K-Rahn Vallatine joins the program to discuss the work that he does with at-risk youth to help them make healthier life choices. He shares his own journey of what led him to this work, and the importance of having a trauma-informed perspective when it comes to working with this population. K-Rhan also has an upcoming Workforce Youth Engagement Training, to learn more, visit: https://www.tickettailo...

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The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. In this episode, you'll discover the role that workforce development boards play in community emergencies, and specifically how the local workforce board and their partners are helping those affected by Camp Fire. Your host Bob Lanter is joined by Michael Cross, Executive Director of The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium...

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Recorded live at the NAWB Forum 2019, Bob Lanter catches up with  Chris Andresen, Vice President at Grayling, as they discuss current trends in workforce, tips for effective lobbying, the future of WIOA and more! 

 
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Nick Schultz, Director of Pacific Gateway and Andrew Muñoz, Director of Staffing Services for Pacific Gateway, join the program to discuss the irregular workforce, how it is tied to the future of work, and how we can help individuals and businesses to navigate this marketplace. Discover the efforts that are underway to help elevate irregular employment and the impact that the rise of the gig economy has had on employees and the lab...

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Stephen Baiter, Executive Director of the Oakland Workforce Development Board, joins the program to discuss the value proposition of workforce boards for regional economic development. In this part two of a two-part conversation, you'll discover the importance of regional and cross-regional strategies, and how the state can work with local communities to ensure success.  

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Stephen Baiter, Executive Director of the Oakland Workforce Development Board, joins the program to discuss the value proposition of workforce boards for regional economic development. In this part one of a two-part conversation, you'll discover the challenges and opportunities that come from local and regional partnerships, and how to leverage relationships and resources. 

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This episode features Eric Seleznow, Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, and Vinz Koller, Senior Strategist for Capacity Building at Social Policy Research Associates, as they discuss challenges and opportunities for youth apprenticeship in California and beyond. 

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In this episode, you'll discover the efforts that are underway to help develop new leaders in the workforce development system. You'll learn about the California Workforce Association's Executive Bootcamp- what it entails, and how to get involved. 

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There are many youth in California and across the U.S. who are struggling to join the workforce. Hear from Bob Lanter as he explains the theme of the 2019 Youth@Work Conference, and how the conference will address the formidable challenges facing youth. 

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Bob Lanter, Executive Director of CWA, discusses the work that is being done in Switzerland to develop their youth apprenticeship program and some of the lessons and best practices from that country. Discover the takeaways for California, and how to create a youth apprenticeship program that creates meaningful opportunites for young people. 

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Tim RaineyExecutive Director of the California Workforce Development Board, joins the program to discuss current workforce initiatives in California. 

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Walter Di Mantova from Powerminds Inc, and John Baker from Core Factors, join the program to discuss the application of systems design for workforce development. 

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