Storytelling Tools: NGA Good Jobs for All Americans Solutions Summit 2019

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Thanks for listening to our presentation “Success Depends on Powerful Storytelling” during the Good Jobs for All Americans conference of the National Governors Association.

Download our Handout: 8 Ways to Tell a Story

You can reach presenters Joan Lynch, Ramona Schindelheim and Theresa Collington at joanlynch@workingnation.com, ramona@workingnation.com and theresa.collington@workingnation.com.

Here are the videos we showed you:

Fishing for Talent: An apprenticeship for the future of commercial fishing

Fishing for Talent: An Apprenticeship For the Future of Commercial Fishing | WorkingNation

One of the most historic industries in Rhode Island is facing the reality of its aging workforce. Commercial fishing’s future is threatened without a fresh infusion of young workers. The Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island partnered with the University of Rhode Island and state government agencies to create a registered apprenticeship that serves as an entry point to the diverse careers offered by this valuable industry.

Read the full story: Fishing for Talent – An apprenticeship for the future of commercial fishing


 

Building a Strong Foundation: SkillsUSA builds a strong foundation for the workforce

Building a Strong Foundation: SkillsUSA Prepares the American Workforce | WorkingNation

SkillsUSA is dedicated to promoting the diverse range of careers in the trade, technical and skilled service industries. Their mission is to improve the quality of the American workforce through a combination of soft skills and technical training. Since 1965, the organization has impacted the lives of more than 13 million members, comprised of students, faculty and industry partners.

Read the story: SkillsUSA builds a strong foundation for the workforce


 

Free to Succeed: The Last Mile trains the incarcerated to become coders

Free to Succeed: The Last Mile Trains the Incarcerated to Become Coders | WorkingNation

Without securing a good job after release, the formerly incarcerated are more likely to re-offend and be sent back to prison. The Last Mile wants to break the cycle of incarceration by preparing inmates to take on high-tech coding roles.

Read the story: Free to Succeed, The Last Mile trains the incarcerated to become coders.


 

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Chicago’s workforce development solution: It starts with a job

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Nevada looks to apprenticeship programs to build on jobs growth

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder launches “Marshall Plan for Talent”

Skills-based hiring goes coast-to-coast with the Skillful State Network

C-Suite Solutions: Siemens Corporation CEO Lisa Davis on reinventing the company and its workforce for the future

The Table: Closing the Skills Gap

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