In this episode, our hosts Mike Nelson and Derek Foster talk to Ryan van Amburgh, the co-founder of Career Jam! His organization helps youths realize their potential and find the career pathways that are right for them, along with fostering development of the Blue Collar labor force and helping local companies find their next generation of workers!
01:27 - What is Career Jam?
03:18 - Kids Entering the Trades
07:19 - Shoutout to RASP Incorporated and LISSMAC!
10:03 - What Does the Labor Force Look Like?
13:16 - Having a Hand in Workforce Development
15:30 - The Role of Our Schools in Workforce Development
20:56 - Career Pathways: Paving the Way
25:56 - Why is Workforce Development so Splintered Between Groups?
30:19 - The Labor Pinch… Ryan Saw it Coming!
33:39 - Upcoming Career Jam Events
36:33 - How Can My Business Support Career Jam?
39:16 - Impressing Visitors is So Rewarding!
44:42 - Ryan’s #1 Hiring Tip: Collaborate at the Sources!
46:14 - Career Jam 2054: What’s Next?
47:42 - Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch