Dec 3, 2018
In this episode you'll discover why apprenticeships have become such a hot topic today and the power they have to help fill the skills gap in a tight labor market. You'll hear real stories about successful apprenticeship programs and the takeaway and lessons learned from those experiences.
Nov 2, 2018
In this episode, you'll discover what's happening in the region to attract and retain top talent in a tight labor market. You'll hear about the connection between the education, business and workforce systems and how they all work together to create a talent pipeline and support economic development.
Sep 17, 2018
Today you'll hear about the Giles County Summer Youth Work Program and the takeaways for other programs in the region. Employment not only allows young people to cover expenses for themselves and their families- it also provides valuable opportunities for them to apply academic skills and learn occupation-specific as...
Aug 1, 2018
In this episode you'll hear from Jenny Bolte, Project Manager, Kimber Simmons, Business Services Coordinator and Liz Annis, Workforce System Navigator as they discuss an initiative that is helping to meet the workforce needs of area employers as well as helping job seekers find meaningful full-time employment.
Jul 25, 2018
Franky Marchand, Vice President and General Manager of the Volvo New River Valley plant joins the program to explain the work that they do at the plant, the job opportunities that are available, and their new customer center. He also discusses the qualities that they look for in job applicants.