CREATING PIPELINES OF TALENT
No one group can do it alone. Solutions are collaborative. In order for workers and businesses to survive and thrive, employers, educators, civic leaders, and nonprofits are working together to create pipelines of skilled talent ready to fill open jobs in growing industries. They’re also creating jobs by training and guiding a new generation of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Workers are ready, willing, and able to take the next steps to a new career. And they think businesses should be helping train them for the skills they need. Some companies are stepping up to the challenge.
THE ENGINE OF INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Entrepreneurships can be a path to employment. Many small businesses have permanently closed during the pandemic, but the number of start-up businesses is on the rise. We look at a program that teaches the skills needed to start your own business.
As the nation focuses on slowing the spread of COVID-19, entrepreneur Megan Glover transitioned her water testing startup, 120Water, to support the testing of waste water to slow the virus. During this difficult time, entrepreneurs around the country are finding ways to repurpose their companies or coming up with solutions that utilize a remote workforce.
In this preview of The Middle: The Tale of Two Indys, a soon-to-be released WorkingNation documentary directed by Jonathan Barenboim, viewers will see how through creativity and the sharing of ideas, startups can thrive even in the worst of situations. Produced by Jaimie Stevens
A CONVERSATION WITH JAMIE MERISOTIS
What is the indispensable value of humans in an age of smart machines? Jamie Merisotis, president of Lumina Foundation and author of the new book HumanWork joins Emily Hanford of APM Reports to discuss.