The TechEd Podcast

The TechEd Podcast

Bridging the gap between education & the workforce 🎙 Conversations with leaders who are shaping, innovating and disrupting technical education and industry ⚙️ We focus on STEM, Career & Technical Education, and the industrial workforce


May 30, 2023 48 mins

Jarrod Barnes, Professor at NYU, is an early adopter of AI in the classroom. As a lifelong coach, he's developing an AI playbook for educators to help others engage with these tools and drive positive outcomes in the classroom.

Jarrod has been experimenting with AI in his own classes, and now he's sitting down with us to share all the key takeaways. This is a great episode for those wanting to embrace AI but first want to ...

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Ed Magee has a fascinating career history - from the Marine Corps to decades of operations leadership at Harley-Davidson and Fender - and now he's instilling his lessons learned in a new role as Vice President for Strategic Operations at Belmont University.

The truth is, university education in America is facing a crossroads: either innovate and adapt, or fade away. The workplace is changing rapidly, the market for ed...

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Dr. Rich Barnhouse is an education innovator. With experience leading higher education all over the U.S., he understands how to disrupt traditional models, create sustainable change, and embrace cutting-edge technologies that will empower students to be productive in the workforce.

We sat down with Rich to talk about some of his strategic initiatives as President of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) - including how to harness...

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Sports medicine meets data science in this fascinating episode of The TechEd Podcast!

Dr. Matt Provencher is a sports medicine analyst and the founder of Proven Performance Technology. You've probably seen his Injury Analysis on FOX Sports, where he uses cutting-edge data science to analyze NFL injuries and predict how those will impact the rest of the game.

With a storied background with the U.S. Navy SEALs, New England Patriot...

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Clemson University recently launched the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, a program with undergraduates and graduate students and faculty dedicated to innovating the latest in automotive technology and design.

We sat down with the school's Founding Director, Dr. Zoran Filipi, to understand the structure of this school, what students are learning, and the fascinating ways Clemson is partnering with automotive OEM...

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Networking: you either love it or you hate it. But is it really a necessary skill?

Joe Sweeney thinks so. In fact, he's built a career around coaching others on the power of networking. Through his insights, entrepreneurs have built successful businesses, individuals have achieved their career goals, and professional athletes have multiplied their reach.

We sat down with the New York Times best-selling author, executive coach an...

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Energy Institute exists to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean.

We sat down with Christopher Guith to get a sense for the global energy landscape - what do business owners need to know about energy policy, and how can education respond to emerging trends and technol...

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How can you achieve peak performance in the classroom, workplace, and in life? Jason Goldsmith is a performance coach who has helped professional athletes and business leaders become masters in their field. In this episode, he shares some of the top mental performance truths, tools and techniques anyone can use to achieve their goals.

Whatever your "sport" is - golf, law, engineering - Jason's advice will help you mov...

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Engineering programs today are growing and adapting to the digital transformation that's taking place in the workforce.

Michigan State University is a prime example of a school that has listened to its regional employers, tracked technological advances, and is adapting its engineering programs to prepare students for the digital workforce.

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Leo Kempel, Dean of MSU's College of Engineering. B...

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In Part 1, we talked with Rocky Collis about his team's groundbreaking app, Mustard, which leverages computer vision and AI to give all kids access to elite-level coaching and custom practice plans. 

What if we took a step back and looked at the bigger implications this tech has for kids in all sports? And how can this same technology be deployed in a business setting?

That's what we discuss in Part 2, w...

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What if we could leverage computer vision and AI to give all kids access to the world's best coaching - the same that trained legends like Tom Brady and Nolan Ryan?

That's what Rocky Collis, Dr. Tom House and team have done with their innovative app, Mustard.

Mustard was designed with the goal of democratizing elite coaching - giving all kids access to customized input on their athletic mechanics so the...

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Data - and our ability to harness more of it than ever - is disrupting every part of our lives. That includes heath care.

Dr. Brian Kay and his team at Rogers Behavioral Health are leaders in a field called health informatics, the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care.

Health care is a field that already collects massive amounts of data. Now, Brian has devised algorithms to leverag...

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"Oh, it was that easy?"

Anthony Murphy and his team are used to hearing this reaction from small-to-midsize manufacturers as they help them launch their digital transformation efforts.

Many SMBs foresee high capital expenses, massive change and large implementation teams to become a smart manufacturer. In truth, you don't need a team of engineers and data scientists, and you don't need to restructure your entire p...

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With all the reshoring of manufacturing to the US, cities across the country are competing to be destinations for high-quality businesses and talent that will foster economic growth for their communities.

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is on such a mission, working to make Milwaukee a "globally competitive region that fosters high value employment to sustain a vibrant quality of life for all."


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Sh1ft (pronounced Shift One) is transforming frontline labor. By expanding on the power of the gig economy, the company has created a platform that gives individuals all the tools and resources to find frontline jobs in high-demand fields, while giving employers the labor force they need.

But it's about so much more than connecting people with jobs.

Founder and CEO Jason Radisson is a champion for leveraging technology...

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US Cellular is driving digitization in manufacturing.That's right - the consumer wireless carrier you're familiar with has entered the industrial IoT sector, using its unique technology and business case to help manufacturers on their digital transformation journey.

In this episode, we're joined by two of US Cellular's experts, Mark Grushey - Business Development Manager for Smart Cities and James Rose - Head of ...

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Dr. Bryan Albrecht is a name known and highly respected across the world. 38 years in public education, 19 years at Gateway Technical College, and 16 years serving as that college's President, Bryan's leadership has made a lasting impact on technical education in the United States.

In January 2023, Bryan retired from Gateway and passed the reins to Dr. Rita Raju, officially becoming President Emeritus.

But is this all for B...

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ITR Economics, "first in forecasts worldwide," boasts a 94.7% forecast accuracy. Their Chief Economist and CEO Brian Beaulieu joins us for a fast-paced and engaging discussion on the economic outlook for the U.S. and global economy in 2023 and beyond.

But this isn't just your average discussion on economic trends. Our conversation is geared toward helping manufacturers and educators prepare for what's coming in t...

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For decades, the nonprofit organization SME has been dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing in two critical areas: technology and people. In this episode, we sat down with Jeannine Kunz, longtime SME team member and newly-appointed Chief Workforce Development Officer to discuss the second area: people.

In this era of smart manufacturing, there's a huge people problem - manufacturing as an industry doesn't have the s...

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Partnerships are critical to the success of any technical or community college. Their very purpose is to build a pipeline of talent with the skills most in-demand in their regional businesses and to help employers fill their workforce needs.

Macomb Community College in Michigan is a prime example of a college that has leveraged partnerships to enable success in its programs - both on the academic and on the workforce side.

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