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Work Talk

Sep 28, 2022

In this episode, you'll hear about the production technician career pathway, funded by a YouthBuild grant. Discover details about the development of the production technician program and hear from a YouthBuild participant about why he chose this program and the benefits he has received so far from participating. 


Sep 11, 2022

In this episode, you'll hear from area employers as they reveal their strategies for recruiting and retaining talent. Discover career opportunities in manufacturing and healthcare and innovative recruitment and retention practices. 


Jun 22, 2022

In this episode, you'll hear details about the Youth Career Exploration Camp, which provides youth with an opportunity to explore high-wage, high-demand careers in the region. You'll also hear directly from participants about what they have enjoyed most about the program. 


May 11, 2022

This special episode was recorded live at the 2022 NAWB Forum as Marty Holliday, Executive Director at New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area, shares her thoughts about the future of workforce development and reveals her takeaways from speaking with other workforce leaders from around the country. 


Mar 31, 2022

In this episode, you'll hear about the efforts underway to support second chance employment. Even in the best of times, it is difficult for individuals with criminal records to access employment, and yet employment is a crucial part of helping people in recovery and justice-involved individuals to rebuild their lives....