About This Episode
Season 2. Episode 3.
Director of the Inland Empire/Desert Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research
President & CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP)
8:17 – Michael shares the most in-demand careers right now and in the future for the Inland Empire
10:15 – Michael describes how the Inland Empire is doing as a region in keeping up with workforce demand
13:02 – Michael discusses particular industries that he believes are economically critical to the Inland Empire
14:20 – Michael details what we can do as a region to be more competitive going forward
15:12 – Michael talks about some of the most significant challenges that we’re facing in regards to training and meeting the needs of businesses in the region.
18:28 – Michael gives insight into how COVID-19 has changed the workforce in the Inland Empire
23:16 – Paul shares the greatest challenges facing the Inland Empire today
25:36 – Paul describes how the Inland Empire is doing when it comes to training and education of a workforce to meet the needs of employers
26:40 – Paul reflects on the lessons we’ve learned about our local economy as a result of the pandemic.
30:34 – Paul explains what he believes is needed from our workforce and our local educational institutions to create a more vibrant regional economy.
34:37 – Paul shares whether or not he believes education is necessary to earn a living wage in our region
38:46 – Paul discusses whether or not more college graduates = more businesses in the Inland Empire
46:08 – Special Feature Original Song: Romeo by: Micha Justice
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Education Insight tells the story of education in the Inland Empire through the diverse voices of those in and around the regional education community. The show is produced by Growing Inland Achievement, a collective impact organization in the Inland Empire with a mission to increase economic prosperity in the region by increasing educational attainment. Hosted by 30-year broadcast veteran Lacey Kendall, monthly shows explore topics ranging from education challenges and shortcomings to innovations and groundbreaking ideas that are driving student success.