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Welcome to Talent Magnet- brought to you by Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, the podcast where we help businesses become talent magnets by focusing on recruitment, training, and retention best practices. Your hosts are Michele Winn and Sytease Geib from the Thurston County Chamber’s Workforce Division.

Latest Episodes

E21: Career Connect WA- Creating Learning Opportunities That Lead to High Demand, High Wage Jobs

With more job openings than people available to fill them, how do we create a pipeline of skilled workers? In this episode, you'll learn about career-connected learning and what Washington State is doing to ensure that the education system puts students on a pathway to careers. Maud Daudon, who is leading the creation of a 10-year vision and strategic plan for building a statewidecareer-connected learningand apprenticeship system in Washington State, is the featured guest.

37 MINSEP 30
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E21: Career Connect WA- Creating Learning Opportunities That Lead to High Demand, High Wage Jobs

E20: Second Chance Employment- Hiring 1/3 of the U.S. Population

This episode features an interview with Deanna Rodkey, Community Employment Specialist for Correctional Industries, a division within the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). Deanna reveals why businesses should tap into the valuable labor pool of returning citizens, and some of the biggest misconceptions that employers have when it comes to this population. To learn more, visit: https://www.washingtonci.com/

34 MINJUN 14
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E20: Second Chance Employment- Hiring 1/3 of the U.S. Population

E19: How Career and Technical Education is Preparing the Next Generation of Workers

Teri Pablo, CTE/Communications Director for Yelm Community Schools in Washington State and Susan Larson, Career Technical Education Teacher at Black Hills High School in the Tumwater School District, join the program to discuss the importance of Career and Technical Education for the emerging workforce. To learn more, visit: www.ycs.wednet.edu/cte

35 MINJUN 5
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E19: How Career and Technical Education is Preparing the Next Generation of Workers

E18: Work Ex- A New Opportunity To Recruit Transitioning Military Members and Their Spouses

Michele Helfgott-Waters,Military Spouse and Program Manager for Work Ex at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Seth Mattos,former Marine, licensed geologist and partner at GeoResources, LLC join the program to discuss the details and benefits of the Work Ex program. About the guests: Michele Helfgott-Waters, Military Spouse and Program Manager for WorkEx at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, leading the team for PacMtn and the Thurston County Chamber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG3_ukZ6XA0 Seth Mattos, former Marine, licensed geologist and partner at GeoResources, LLC, a small Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Science firm located in Tacoma, Washington. They provide geotechnical engineering services to a wide range of clients and projects in the greater Puget Sound area. https://www.georesources.rocks

28 MINMAY 14
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E18: Work Ex- A New Opportunity To Recruit Transitioning Military Members and Their Spouses

E17: Chapter Next & Lockheed Martin

Cheri Larkins, Director of Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems Global Talent Acquisition, andMelissa Thomas, Senior Proposal Analyst in the Operations Proposals and Planning Group join the program to discuss the Chapter Next program, which provides the opportunity to re-engage returning professionals who have been away from the workforce for two or more years to resume their previously successful careers. To learn more, visit: https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/chapter-next https://www.linkedin.com/company/lockheed-martin/

24 MINAPR 23
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E17: Chapter Next & Lockheed Martin

E16: Connecting Youth to Careers: B2Y Connect

This episode features Christina Chesnut, Business Services Coordinator for WorkSource Thurston and Lewis Counties, as she discusses the importance of connecting youth to careers. Discover howBusiness2Youth Connect helpsstudents find work integrated learning opportunities in the community that fit within their career interests. For more info, visit: http://thurstonchamber.com/business-2-youth-connect/

24 MINMAR 18
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E16: Connecting Youth to Careers: B2Y Connect

E15: Unlocking Hidden Talent

Megan Fiess, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Division Project Manager, joins the program to discuss the role that business can play in helping opportunity populations, rural communities and youth to get ahead in their careers, and the benefits that unlocking hidden talent can provide to employers. Megan shares her own story of becoming homeless at 15 years old, and how an employer gave her an opportunity that helped her become financially stable and further her education.

25 MINMAR 8
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E15: Unlocking Hidden Talent

E14: Upskilling Staff Through Training: Future of Work Program & Impact WA

This episode features an interview with Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive at Impact Washington, andRobert Bishop President, SATECH, Inc. as they discuss the importance of upskilling staff through training and share tips and takeaways from their experiences. Discover the Future of Work program and the impact that upskilling staff can have on an organization. To learn more, visit https://impactwashington.org/ www.smartcellsusa.com

22 MINFEB 6
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E14: Upskilling Staff Through Training: Future of Work Program & Impact WA

E13: Pre-Apprenticeship Programs as Innovative Recruitment Strategies

Trenton Fluetsch, Service Manager from Sunset Air, joins the program to discuss how his company uses pre-apprenticeship programs as an innovative recruitment strategy in a tight labor market. To learn more about Sunset Air, visithttps://www.sunsetair.com/

25 MINJAN 23
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E13: Pre-Apprenticeship Programs as Innovative Recruitment Strategies

E12: Amazon Military Recruiting Initiatives

Nick Curry, Senior Program Manager at Amazon Web Services, joins the program to discuss Amazon's military recruiting intiatives. Discover tips and takeaways for recruiting and retaining transitioning service members and their spouses. To learn more, visit: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_pages/mil-apprentice

15 MINJAN 1
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E12: Amazon Military Recruiting Initiatives

Latest Episodes

E21: Career Connect WA- Creating Learning Opportunities That Lead to High Demand, High Wage Jobs

With more job openings than people available to fill them, how do we create a pipeline of skilled workers? In this episode, you'll learn about career-connected learning and what Washington State is doing to ensure that the education system puts students on a pathway to careers. Maud Daudon, who is leading the creation of a 10-year vision and strategic plan for building a statewidecareer-connected learningand apprenticeship system in Washington State, is the featured guest.

37 MINSEP 30
Comments
E21: Career Connect WA- Creating Learning Opportunities That Lead to High Demand, High Wage Jobs

E20: Second Chance Employment- Hiring 1/3 of the U.S. Population

This episode features an interview with Deanna Rodkey, Community Employment Specialist for Correctional Industries, a division within the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). Deanna reveals why businesses should tap into the valuable labor pool of returning citizens, and some of the biggest misconceptions that employers have when it comes to this population. To learn more, visit: https://www.washingtonci.com/

34 MINJUN 14
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E20: Second Chance Employment- Hiring 1/3 of the U.S. Population

E19: How Career and Technical Education is Preparing the Next Generation of Workers

Teri Pablo, CTE/Communications Director for Yelm Community Schools in Washington State and Susan Larson, Career Technical Education Teacher at Black Hills High School in the Tumwater School District, join the program to discuss the importance of Career and Technical Education for the emerging workforce. To learn more, visit: www.ycs.wednet.edu/cte

35 MINJUN 5
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E19: How Career and Technical Education is Preparing the Next Generation of Workers

E18: Work Ex- A New Opportunity To Recruit Transitioning Military Members and Their Spouses

Michele Helfgott-Waters,Military Spouse and Program Manager for Work Ex at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Seth Mattos,former Marine, licensed geologist and partner at GeoResources, LLC join the program to discuss the details and benefits of the Work Ex program. About the guests: Michele Helfgott-Waters, Military Spouse and Program Manager for WorkEx at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, leading the team for PacMtn and the Thurston County Chamber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG3_ukZ6XA0 Seth Mattos, former Marine, licensed geologist and partner at GeoResources, LLC, a small Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Science firm located in Tacoma, Washington. They provide geotechnical engineering services to a wide range of clients and projects in the greater Puget Sound area. https://www.georesources.rocks

28 MINMAY 14
Comments
E18: Work Ex- A New Opportunity To Recruit Transitioning Military Members and Their Spouses

E17: Chapter Next & Lockheed Martin

Cheri Larkins, Director of Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems Global Talent Acquisition, andMelissa Thomas, Senior Proposal Analyst in the Operations Proposals and Planning Group join the program to discuss the Chapter Next program, which provides the opportunity to re-engage returning professionals who have been away from the workforce for two or more years to resume their previously successful careers. To learn more, visit: https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/chapter-next https://www.linkedin.com/company/lockheed-martin/

24 MINAPR 23
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E17: Chapter Next & Lockheed Martin

E16: Connecting Youth to Careers: B2Y Connect

This episode features Christina Chesnut, Business Services Coordinator for WorkSource Thurston and Lewis Counties, as she discusses the importance of connecting youth to careers. Discover howBusiness2Youth Connect helpsstudents find work integrated learning opportunities in the community that fit within their career interests. For more info, visit: http://thurstonchamber.com/business-2-youth-connect/

24 MINMAR 18
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E16: Connecting Youth to Careers: B2Y Connect

E15: Unlocking Hidden Talent

Megan Fiess, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Division Project Manager, joins the program to discuss the role that business can play in helping opportunity populations, rural communities and youth to get ahead in their careers, and the benefits that unlocking hidden talent can provide to employers. Megan shares her own story of becoming homeless at 15 years old, and how an employer gave her an opportunity that helped her become financially stable and further her education.

25 MINMAR 8
Comments
E15: Unlocking Hidden Talent

E14: Upskilling Staff Through Training: Future of Work Program & Impact WA

This episode features an interview with Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive at Impact Washington, andRobert Bishop President, SATECH, Inc. as they discuss the importance of upskilling staff through training and share tips and takeaways from their experiences. Discover the Future of Work program and the impact that upskilling staff can have on an organization. To learn more, visit https://impactwashington.org/ www.smartcellsusa.com

22 MINFEB 6
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E14: Upskilling Staff Through Training: Future of Work Program & Impact WA

E13: Pre-Apprenticeship Programs as Innovative Recruitment Strategies

Trenton Fluetsch, Service Manager from Sunset Air, joins the program to discuss how his company uses pre-apprenticeship programs as an innovative recruitment strategy in a tight labor market. To learn more about Sunset Air, visithttps://www.sunsetair.com/

25 MINJAN 23
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E13: Pre-Apprenticeship Programs as Innovative Recruitment Strategies

E12: Amazon Military Recruiting Initiatives

Nick Curry, Senior Program Manager at Amazon Web Services, joins the program to discuss Amazon's military recruiting intiatives. Discover tips and takeaways for recruiting and retaining transitioning service members and their spouses. To learn more, visit: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_pages/mil-apprentice

15 MINJAN 1
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E12: Amazon Military Recruiting Initiatives
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