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The Future Of Work

Pasadena City College presents The Future Of Work. We are leading the conversation of how to begin closing the gap between what our students are learning and what the demands of the workforce will be once they enter. We’ll be talking to policy makers, business owners, educators and the students we are advocating for. We’ll explore topics like how education can partner with industry, how to be more equitable and how to attain one of our highest goals, more internships. This conversation impacts the future of all of us.

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Becoming A Leader of Significance with Dr. Rocky Cifone, Executive Coach at The John Maxwell Team Episode 117
Everything rises and falls on leadership. But what are the mindset, intentions, and actions required to be a good leader, especially when failing up isn’t an option? Dr. Rocky Cifone, Executive Coach at The John Maxwell Team, joins us today to discuss the philosophy behind good leadership. How do we assess our failures while celebrating our successes? What does it mean to be a leader of significance? And how does one pour value into others? For the answers to these questions and more, take a listen.    More from Dr. Rocky Cifone: The John Maxwell Team: https://johnmaxwellteam.com/  Email: info@rockycifone.com  LinkedIn: Dr. Rocky Cifone   Find the transcript to this episode here   To connect with us about the podcast visit our website   Please be sure to subscribe, rate and review us on apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts!
28:13 4/9/24
Revisiting: Why Technical Education & Post Secondary Career Programs Will Change The Future Of Work With Jennifer Zeisler Senior Program Director Of Career Readiness At ECMC Foundation Episode 116
It is time to open up and diversify the education to career pathway! By developing and embracing new forms of learning methods, we can better serve students and families in less traditional or underserved populations. Joining us today is Jennifer Zeisler, Senior Program Director of Career Readiness at ECMC Foundation, a philanthropic fundraising service helping inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes among underserved communities. By allocating grants and building pathways from short term credentials to longer term academic opportunities we can open up a world of possibilities to students. Discover the importance of technical education and post secondary career programs within higher education, as well as what we can all do to properly train and prepare students for the future of work.   *This episode originally released on July 5th, 2022    More from Jennifer Zeisler:  Visit www.ecmcfoundation.org  Call: 866-336-3262 LinkedIn: @Jennifer Zeisler  Twitter: @JenniferZeisler Facebook: @ECMCFoundation Youtube: @ECMC Foundation   Find the transcript to this episode here   To connect with us about the podcast visit our website   Please be sure to subscribe, rate and review us on apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts!  
25:00 3/26/24
Revisiting: The Key To Becoming A Lifelong Learner, With Amrit Ahluwalia Executive Director of Continuing Studies at Western University Episode 115
When was the last time you learned something new? Today I’m joined today by Amrit Ahluwalia, Executive Director of Continuing Studies at Western University. You’ll learn how support students and advocates for lifelong learning through detailed publications and access to a community of industry professionals. We’ll cover what topics have been the most popular since the start of the pandemic and how other professionals can contribute. Most importantly, discover what trends we’re seeing in education, and how we can pave the way to become lifelong learners!  *This episode was originally published on September 27th, 2022. As we revisit the projections made in this episode during the time of release, what correlations do see now regarding what Amrit and our host Salvatrice explored around digital learning and the potential for AI, for example?   More from Amrit Ahluwalia:  Visit evolllution.com   Email: info@evolllution.com  LinkedIn: @Amrit Ahluwalia  Facebook: @The EvoLLLution Twitter: @themoderncampus   Find the transcript to this episode here   To connect with us about the podcast visit our website   Please be sure to subscribe, rate and review us on apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts!  
33:14 3/12/24
The Intersection of Education and Incarceration: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline Episode 114
Could community college be a pattern disruptor for K-12 students primed for the prison pipeline? In this episode, host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College and Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations, tackle the complex and often overlooked issue of the school-to-prison pipeline.  Their conversation delves into the systemic patterns that push students out of schools and into the criminal justice system, particularly affecting marginalized communities and people of color. As they explore the impacts on the workforce and the process of reentry, they discuss interventions and opportunities for community colleges to support individuals at various points along this trajectory.  This episode will challenge you to consider the ethical implications of prison labor as we explore the potential role a community college might play as a provider of meaningful education and employment opportunities for individuals affected by this issue. Join Salvatrice and Leslie as they open up a thought-provoking dialogue and invite listeners to engage in this important conversation about the future of work. Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Salvatrice & Leslie: LinkedIn: @Salvatrice Cummo LinkedIn: @Leslie A. Thompson  Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking    Find the transcript to this episode here
25:02 2/27/24
Revisiting: How To Tackle Workforce Inequity with Kome Ajise Episode 113
How can we actively work towards equalizing educational opportunities for all students? The goal of Kome Ajise, the Director at the Southern California Association of Governments, is to level the playing field for EVERYONE. Kome will share with us how SCAG is encouraging a more sustainable Southern California, and what their partnerships within the community look like. Through budgeting strategies, developing policies, and internship and fellowships programs, they are offering students more hands-on learning and the opportunity to explore new career possibilities. If we can provide all students with the space and time they need to succeed, then we decrease the barriers to financial stability for many. Tune in to discover how we can provide equitable access to work spaces and transportation to help students reach their goals!    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Kome Ajise:  Visit scag.ca.gov   Email: contactus@scag.ca.gov  LinkedIn: @Kome Ajise  Twitter: @KomeA Instagram: @scagnews Facebook: @SAGmpo   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking  Find the transcript to this episode here
23:16 2/13/24
What You Need To Know about Workforce Training Episode 112
How do we help students earn more money and raise their quality of life? To start, it’s about teaching them the skills they need to increase their wages and create generational wealth for them and their families. The key is workforce training. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College and Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations come together to share their views on the future of workforce training, and how we can leverage existing programs to improve the training outcomes. They’ll define what workforce training really is, how to customize it, and what it takes to fund and develop these programs. It’s time to learn about all the different types of training, what they entail, and which ones are best for specific kinds of students.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Leslie: LinkedIn: @Leslie A. Thompson    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking    Find the transcript to this episode here
30:01 1/30/24
Unveiling the True Voice of the Future Workforce Episode 111
How do we start changing the conversation around the future of work so more students can get jobs? To best adjust the current landscape, we need to create more safe spaces that open up the dialogue around what organizations and students need in order to reach their goals. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College and Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations come together to prepare and set the tone for the year ahead by recapping themes from the past year, and reflecting on what they want to shift moving forward. Diving deep into the evolving needs of both the existing and incoming workforce, they’ll share which areas need the most development and what opportunities will best address those gaps or barriers to students. Discover how to set the stage for the engaging conversations you’ll need in order to resonate with the future of work.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Leslie: LinkedIn: @Leslie A. Thompson    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking    Find the transcript to this episode here  
26:51 1/16/24
Confronting the Uncomfortable Truth: Why Students Are Struggling to Find Work in 2024 Episode 110
How can we do a better job at providing students with opportunities that fulfill them both personally and professionally in 2024? It all begins by selecting program funding intentionally and choosing partners and projects that make a real impact on a student’s future and career path. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College and Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations, reflect on the year as a whole: what worked and what needs to change. They’ll cover everything from what drives the programming decisions, how they locate funding sources, and why it’s time to go against traditional techniques and try selling the industry as a whole- not just the talent. Together we can challenge the notion of students as mere commodities and expand the evolving landscape of education and workforce development.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Leslie: LinkedIn: @Leslie A. Thompson    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking    Find the transcript to this episode here  
29:52 1/2/24
The Number One Reason People Are Facing Homelessness Episode 109
What can we do to support the most vulnerable members in our society? In order to ensure the success of everyone, even students without a home, we must debunk the myths of what actually causes homelessness here in Los Angeles and throughout the entire world. We need to bring together the community, both employers and educators, to focus on jobs, childcare, transportation and other barriers that will transform the lives of the younger generation. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College introduces the closing keynote speaker for the 5th annual Future Of Work Conference, Anne Miskey, the President and CEO of Union Station Homeless Services. Anne sheds light on the root causes of homelessness, and underscores how we can provide transformative impactful employment opportunities that support the most at-risk members of society. Don't miss next year's Future of Work conference as we continue to drive meaningful conversations and actionable initiatives towards a more equitable and prosperous future for all.   Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Anne: Visit: unionstationhs.org LinkedIn: @Anne Miskey Instagram: @ushsnews Facebook & YouTube: @Union Station Homeless Services   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking    Find the transcript to this episode here  
24:44 12/19/23
The Synergy of Learning & Earning: A New Vision for Workforce Education Episode 108
How do we really put more students on the pathway to prosperity and success? It all begins by developing infrastructure that can bridge the gap between industry and education. Listen in as Host, Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College shares a panel recap from this year's Future Of Work Conference. The panelists discuss how to develop pathways to high demand occupations and which steps they recommend taking to drive student focused innovation. From the rise of technology and AI in the workplace to the significant changes in adult education and labor markets spurred by the pandemic, our panelists tackle the crucial role of leadership, diversity, and policy in shaping a resilient and inclusive future. Tune in and discover the plan of action we can all take to improve our strategies for the benefit of students and the workers we serve.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   Speakers featured on this panel: Nicole Feenstra, Founder, The DNA Agency Dennis Rodriguez, Director of Business Development, Black & Veatch Kelly Mackey, State Director of Strategic Apprenticeships, State of California Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation Unit, CA Department of Industrial Relations Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking    Find the transcript to this episode here  
68:23 12/5/23
The Future of Work Conference: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment Episode 107
How can educators join forces with employers to better shape the opportunities available for the future workforce? Tune in as Host, Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College introduces the keynote speaker from this year's Future of Work Conference as he tackles that very question. Guest speaker Stewart Knox, the Secretary of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, shares how our systems are currently working and where change needs to happen. Discover how to view and contribute to the infrastructure around you in order to drive student success and help them reach their goals beyond graduation.     Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Stewart Knox:  Website: www.labor.ca.gov/about/secretary/  LinkedIn: @Stewart Knox   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking  Find the transcript to this episode here
16:41 11/21/23
Bettering Our Cities for the Future Workforce With Alfred Fraijo Jr. The Founder and Partner of the SOMOS Group Episode 106
Do you know all the ways your city’s land laws might be holding the future workforce back? To uncover a positive path towards change for you and your community, Alfred Fraijo Jr. is here, he’s the Founder and Partner of the SOMOS Group– where he provides legal advice to clients pursuing innovative urban renewal projects in the inner city and other sectors with emerging markets. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College and Fraijo cover when land law comes into play, what it looks like, and the positive and negative effects it can have on the community. Together, they explore the pressing need for accessibility and inclusivity in the workforce and cover powerful new ideas and solutions to transform our current systems. Using Fraijo’s advice, you’ll learn how to make positive changes to the landscape for future generations to come.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Alfred Fraijo:  Visit www.somosgroup.org  Email: alfred@somosgroup.org  LinkedIn: @Alfred Fraijo Jr.   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu  Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking  Find the transcript to this episode here
39:56 11/7/23
The Power of Passion: How to Identify & Pursue Your Calling in the Future of Work with Dennis Rodriguez Director of Business Development – Western US & Design Build – Governments & Environment at Blac
Attend the 5th annual Future Of Work Conference October 26th   The path to success looks different for everyone. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College is joined by Dennis Rodriguez, Director of Business Development – Western US and Design Build – Governments & Environment at Black & Veatch Corporation, to dive into the fascinating world of personal development and the importance of finding your passion. Dennis has learned a lot of invaluable lessons throughout his own journey and he’ll share his knowledge surrounding sustainable infrastructure–everything from development and funding to implantation and planning. Tune in to gain insights into the future of sustainable infrastructure and why this type of design is critical for the future workforce. Remember, it’s important to stay curious, explore different fields, and embrace the power of failing in order to find your way.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Dennis Rodriguez: Visit: www.bv.com  LinkedIn: @Dennis Rodriguez Email: rodriguezdf@bv.com    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking  Find the transcript to this episode here  
30:37 10/24/23
Discover The Path To Success at The Future of Work Conference Episode 104
Change in our education systems can be uncomfortable but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t embrace it. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College, and Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations, dive into the exciting details of the upcoming Future of Work Conference on October 26th. Where did the idea come from, what new lessons can you expect, and what topics are top of mind for this year’s conference? Join them as they cover all of those questions and more. Most importantly, discover how this year’s event has the potential to generate lasting connections, fuel collaboration, and pave the way for a progressive future of work.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website Attend the 5th annual Future Of Work Conference October 26th   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking   Find the transcript to this episode  here
26:00 10/10/23
​​Creating A Collaborative Strategy For Educational Flexibility With Mayor Gordo Episode 103
How can community colleges partner with their respective cities? What new opportunities are out there, and how can we offer them to more constituents? Which incentives will help us expand job training and mental health services? Formal education is important, but it’s even more important to remember it comes in many different shapes and forms. Host Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College will discuss the city of Pasadena, educational flexibility, and how we can benefit from going outside the norm, with the Mayor of Pasadena, Victor Gordo. Tune in to discover strategies to tackle all of these questions, and more.  Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website Attend the 5th annual Future Of Work Conference October 26th   More from Mayor Gordo:  Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/mayor & www.victorgordoformayor.com    Email: vgordo@cityofpasadena.net  Instagram: @pasadenamayorgordo Facebook: @VictorGordoPasadenaMayor Twitter: @Victor_Gordo Youtube: @victorgordoformayor3994    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode here
23:45 9/26/23
Discover What A Modern Apprenticeship Program Looks Like With Kelly Mackey State Director of Strategic Partnerships for the State of California Episode 102
It’s getting harder and harder for employers to lock down good talent. This makes it more important now than ever to cultivate registered apprenticeship programs that create long lasting, and meaningful relationships with students who will eventually become incredible workers. Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College is joined by Kelly Mackey, the State Director of Strategic Partnerships for the State of California to dive deep into the critical importance of the different types of apprenticeship in various industries and how businesses can ensure they have the resources to support these types of programs. She’ll break down the apprenticeship model, the requirements, and the protocol that must be followed to ensure the program meets the student’s needs. Tune in to discover what role you play in the future of work and how you can further understand the importance of apprenticeships in student’s lives.  Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website  Attend the 5th annual Future Of Work Conference October 26th   More from Kelly Mackey:  Visit www.dir.ca.gov/das/das.html   Email: kmackey@dir.ca.gov  Instagram & Twitter: @ca_dir Facebook: @State of California Department of Industrial Relations   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here
38:34 9/12/23
Part 2: Unpacking What It Takes To Equitably Implement AI In Education Episode 101
What is the best way for institutions to implement AI in the classroom? Hear from Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations, and Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College as they dive back into artificial intelligence and break down new research on the topic. They will uncover what it means to integrate AI into the system equitably and how to address the digital divide. There are plenty of challenges when it comes to closing the technology gaps within the education system but when utilized correctly, AI can be a powerful tool that can revolutionize student learning.    Engage with us: Visit https://tech.ed.gov/ai/  LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here  
23:53 8/29/23
How To Better Support Students Where They Are With Dr. Brenda Ivelisse Vice President of Student Services at PCC Episode 100
Institutions will last long if they can find ways to adapt to students' needs, not the other way around. On both local and state levels educators can transform their services to align with student’s goals and new ideas of success. Today, our host Salvatrice Cummo, will help us learn more about the Pasadena City College campus by focusing on the different student services available at The Student Services Division. She’s joined by Dr. Brenda Ivelisse, the VP of Student Services at PCC, who as a transformative educational leader has made it her priority to provide resources to students so they can reach their goals. Dr. Ivelisse will cover the power of community and which programs have really made a change in her student’s lives. Discover how to continue closing the equity gap and begin empowering students to tap into their voices and express their true needs.  Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website    More from Dr. Brenda Ivelisse:  Visit pasadena.edu/student-services/index.php   Email: bivelisse@pasadena.edu  LinkedIn: @Dr. Brenda Ivelisse    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here
29:54 8/15/23
Overcoming Student Imposter Syndrome With Jackie Javier Director of the Freeman Center for Career & Completion at PCC Episode 99
Sometimes a student's own fears can hold them back from going after their dream career. The future workforce is intimidating and it’s up to educators and career centers to support and help students navigate all of their doubts. Join in as host, Salvatrice Cummo, welcomes Jackie Javier, Director of the Freeman Center for Career and Completion at Pasadena City College, back to the show. They’ll discuss the services the Freeman Center offers and what the challenges are when it comes to students battling imposter syndrome. She will share how they gain data to support students, network successfully within upcoming industries, and also provide counseling services when needed.     Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Jackie Javier:  Visit https://pasadena.edu/academics/career-center/   Email: jjavier6@pasadena.edu  LinkedIn: @Jacqueline Javier, M.S   Instagram: @pccfreemancareer   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here
35:09 8/1/23
How To Support Our Students’ Career Goals With Assemblymember Mike Fong Episode 98
What is the best way to prepare students to get high-paying jobs in today’s world? Today, Salvatrice Cummo is joined by Assemblymember Mike Fong to discuss California's higher education committee, what it does for students in the area, and how we can help students reach their goals. Together they’ll cover the programs, bills, and policies that improve our systems that prepare students to enter and compete in today’s fast moving workforce. Assemblymember Mike Fong will share his take on what changes are needed to increase student enrollment, and how to connect students with higher paying jobs. It’s time to start adapting to increase student’s success in education and beyond.   Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Assemblymember Mike Fong:  Visit a49.asmdc.org   Email: assemblymember.mikefong@assembly.ca.gov  Instagram & Twitter: @asmmikefong Facebook: @Assemblymember Mike Fong   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here  
29:46 7/18/23
The Key To A Successful Mentorship Program With Dr. Shannon LaCount Principal Product Manager at Mentor Collective Episode 97
Why don’t more students have mentors? It is up to colleges and institutions to create spaces where students feel heard and seen by their educators and mentors. Our host Salvatrice Cummo, is joined by Dr. Shannon LaCount, the principal product manager at Mentor Collective, to learn how they help students in higher education reach their goals through advantageous pairings and mentorship programming. We’ll discover what makes a great mentorship program and what it takes to create a collective that supports both the student and the institution it serves. Join us as we discuss how to adjust to a student's background, help them visualize their success, and get on track to reach their goals.   Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website    More from Dr. Shannon LaCount:  Visit www.mentorcollective.org  Email: shannon@mentorcollective.org  Facebook: @Mentor Collective LinkedIn: @Shannon LaCount Instagram: @shannonlacount Twitter: @ShannLaCount   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode here  
25:54 7/4/23
How Education Can Serve As A Tool For Liberation With Dr. Francisco Rodriguez Chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District Episode 96
We have a long way to go when it comes to diversifying our workforce. One of the first steps is to create a space where students can learn from and interact with professors and mentors that represent who they are and where they come from. We’re joined by Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District to discover how we can put leaders in positions of power who represent the diversity of the student body. We’ll learn about the programs, grants, and efforts being taken to better the community colleges in the LA area, and discuss how we can be even more supportive of community colleges nationwide.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Dr. Francisco Rodriguez:  Visit www.laccd.edu/Pages/default.aspx   Email: chancellor@laccd.edu  LinkedIn: @Francisco Rodriguez  Twitter: @laccd   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here  
36:18 6/20/23
Part 1: What Role Does AI Serve In The Education System Episode 95
Can we incorporate AI into our education system in a way that’s healthy and creates more opportunities for students? When it comes to artificial intelligence, there are a handful of ways we can offer new tools for students in the classroom. Hear from Leslie Thompson, the Director of Operations, and Salvatrice Cummo, Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development at Pasadena City College as they discuss how students can use AI to its maximum capacity, while ensuring nobody is being hurt in the process. We’ll cover the main ethical concerns while acknowledging the benefits to accessibility and making the education sector more equitable. Tune in to learn how you can begin embracing these new tools.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here  
22:58 6/6/23
What The Next Generation Of Workers Need To Thrive With Abby Snay, Deputy Secretary, Future of Work at California Labor & Workforce Development Agency Episode 94
The future of work is changing faster than we know it. The amount of job opportunities available to students is expanding, constantly. Abby Snay, the Deputy Secretary for the Future of Work at CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency joins us to share the impact of environmental factors on current roles, and how she’s uplifting and helping the California population to learn the skills they need for their future dream job. Today we’ll dive deeper into the work they’re doing to help bring employers and educators together to create apprenticeships, and equal opportunities for immigrants and lower income students to thrive.      Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Abby Snay:  Visit www.labor.ca.gov   LinkedIn: @Abby Snay Email: abby.snay@labor.ca.gov    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode here  
26:35 5/23/23
Unpacking The Employer Engagement Process Across Community Colleges Episode 93
What is employer engagement and why is it so important for community colleges? Today, Salvatrice Cummo and Leslie Thompson sit down to discuss the impact of employer engagement and what it takes to create a program to encourage these relationships across the public and private sectors. Building a connection between employers and colleges is integral to establishing the pipeline for talent to enter the workforce. But how do we make these connections and what are the best practices when it comes to upholding them? Join us to open this conversation and uncover the path forward.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode here  
20:38 5/9/23
How to Become A Lifelong Learner in an Ever Changing Industry With Carolyn Hull The General Manager at the EWDD of Los Angeles Episode 92
When was the last time you learned something new in your career or field of study? In order to stay up-to-date with the changing work landscape we have to continue to upskill and learn new technologies in order to remain relevant. Today we’ll discover what the Economic and Workforce Development Department does within the city of LA and dive deeper into how they’re preparing for the future of work. We’re joined by Carolyn Hull, who has served as the General Manager since 2020, to break down the silos of economic and workforce development and discuss leveraging the ecosystems of both aspects to support future workers and students. Join us as we explore how we can support local initiatives promoting youth employment and develop advantageous relationships within the private sector to continue expanding training opportunities.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Carolyn Hull:  Visit ewddlacity.com   LinkedIn: @Carolyn Hull  Facebook: @Economic & Workforce Development Department   Twitter: @LAEWDD   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here
25:42 4/25/23
The Key To Breaking Down Barriers Through Apprenticeship Programs Episode 91
Why don’t we hear about more apprenticeship opportunities for students? Today we’ll discuss the development of apprenticeships and cover what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to funding, planning, executing, and regulating these programs, and why they're so hard to come by. Digging in deep we’ll cover the barriers to apprenticeships and how we can engage and support local employers in order to create more long-lasting apprentice programming. Despite the administrative challenges, creating pathways to trades is crucial for the health, longevity, and sustainability of local communities and the future workforce.   Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode here  
25:08 4/11/23
REVISITING: How To Empower the Community and Remove Barriers For Students with Dr. Laura Ramirez Episode 90
What is holding our students back from more jobs, internships, and climbing that ladder of socio-economic status? Dr. Laura Ramirez, Assistant Superintendent and Vice President of Instruction at Pasadena City College believes the answer is community. Today, Dr. Ramirez shares what the community of industry partners, administration, and staff need to do to work together to support their new talent. The days of “non-traditional” vs. “traditional” students are over. It is time to consider and celebrate every unique student on their path to success.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Dr. Laura Ramirez: Visit the website: https://pasadena.edu/instruction/index.php    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here  
24:20 3/28/23
REVISITING: Why We Must Build Systems That Stop Forcing Students To Choose Between Learning & Living With Joel Vargas Episode 89
Too many people are forced to decide between surviving and getting an education. Especially among the underrepresented student, first generation student, and minority student populations, the barriers to education are insurmountable. How do we start building systems and solutions that ensure access to economic advancement for all?  We decided to re-feature this episode with guest Joel Vargas because these questions are still being answered and are important ones to ponder and continue our search for solutions. It is also one of our listener favorites, so if you missed it, here is your opportunity to be a part of the conversation. Enjoy.   Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website   More from Joel Vargas: Website: https://www.jff.org/  Email: jvargas@jff.org  Twitter: @jfftweets   Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode here
30:28 3/14/23
How A Few Minutes At The Small Business Development Center Can Alter The Future Of Your Business With Don Loewel The Director Of Pasadena City College SBDC Episode 88
  Did you know there are free business development resources available all over? Learn further about how the Small Business Development Center works to support the Small Business Administration from Don Loewel, the Director Of The Pasadena City College SBDC. Discover how together they’ve created resources and services for small businesses in the San Gabriel Valley to launch and grow. With services ranging from ecommerce, social media, and marketing, to financial planning, organization, and IP services, the SBDC is committed to helping small business owners thrive, all at no-cost to them. There’s no need to build a business all alone when your local SBDC has the tools you’ve been searching for.    Engage with us: LinkedIn, Instagram & Facebook: @PasadenaCityCollegeEWD Join our newsletter for more on this topic: ewdpulse.com Visit: PCC EWD website    More from Don Loewel:  Visit www.pccsbdc.org  Email: sbdc@pasadena.edu  LinkedIn: @Don Loewel Facebook: @Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network Twitter: @SBDCLosAngeles    Partner with us! Contact our host Salvatrice Cummo directly: scummo@pasadena.edu Want to be a guest on the show? Click HERE to inquire about booking Find the transcript to this episode  here
12:48 2/28/23

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