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Work Talk

Aug 31, 2023

In this episode, you'll learn about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and some of its programs serving adults, dislocated workers, and youth. Get ready to discover how WIOA, a reauthorization of the 2014 Workforce Investment Act, is designed to strengthen our nation's public workforce system and...

Aug 2, 2023

In this episode, you'll hear an update about grants awarded to the New River/Mt. Rogers Workforce Development Board. Join us as we delve into the various programs and the efforts underway to build a skilled and confident labor force, especially for those individuals who face barriers to employment. You'll also...

Jun 2, 2023

In this episode, you'll hear about an initiative that provides rural labor market and employee training. Discover the range of topics covered in the workshops and trainings and the potential outcomes for participating businesses. Discover how the SHOW workshop  provides employees with tools that can be used to improve...

Apr 17, 2023

This episode was recorded live at the 2023 NAWB Forum as Marty Holliday shares her reflections on some of the things she learned while attending the Forum and also talks about her presentation on the return on investment of workforce development services for businesses. 

Feb 27, 2023

Access to quality childcare is an important part of developing a talent pipeline and meeting workforce needs. In this episode, you'll hear about the efforts underway to increase the operational capacity and quality of childcare providers and to add 100 early childhood teachers to the region.