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Listen in to whats going on in education and what really matters for our students and economy. Local education experts speak to you about the hot topics and what you need to know... because Education Matters.
||CleanEducation Matters 31: NC Works Certified Work Ready Communities||Special Guests: Wendy Johnson, Director of Workforce Development, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Wendy.Johnson@wpcog.org 828.485.4273 Adrian Tait, Director, High Country Workforce Development Board Adrian.Tait@highcountrywdb.com...||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 30: Ensuring That NC is #1 in Workforce||The North Carolina Community College System embarked on a strategic planning initiative called Align4NCWorks to secure North Carolina’s role as a national leader in workforce development through collaboration, innovation and local impact. The...||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 29: Catawba Careers & Hot Job Videos!||Catawba Careers is an innovative video driven website created as a new media option to post and advertise career opportunities in the Catawba Valley. The website features Hot Job! Videos specific to local positions featuring people who are currently...||8/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 28: Young Professionals Making An Impact||Hickory Young Professionals recently recognized the Top 10 Under 40 in Catawba County. Education Matters hosts Tracy Hall & Todd Ashworth welcome as in-studio guests 2 of those 10 young professionals (Lindsay Keisler & Heather Benfield)...||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters: Connecting Kids to Careers & College||Education Matters is back and now in full implementation. This episode's guests have been working diligently to implement the innovative ways we are connecting students from 8th grade to 12th grade to local career opportunities, while helping them to...||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 26: Empowering Women for the Workforce||Women in North Carolina face many challenges in the areas of economic security, poverty, health, well-being, employment, earnings and political participation. The Women's Resource Center works to improve lives and empower women through workforce...||12/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 25: Apprenticeship Catawba||Apprenticeship Catawba is an exciting new partnership between local advanced manufacturers, Catawba and Alexander County schools and Catawba Valley Community College. Did you know jobs in Mechatronics and Computer Integrated Machining are in...||11/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 24: Career & College Promise||Special guests: Roxy Poovey Public School Liaison at Catawba Valley Community College email@example.com (828) 327-7000 x4594 Laurie Wegner Director of Admissions at Catawba Valley Community College (828) 327-7000 x4618 Resources: CVCC Website NC Dept....||10/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 23: Career Readiness||Did you know that high school seniors across North Carolina have the opportunity to earn a NC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), a portable skills credential powered by the ACT National Career Readiness Certification? This...||9/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 22: Hickory Young Professionals||Special Guests: Todd Ashworth, Chairman of Hickory Youn Professionals; Financial Consultant with Renaissance Financial Managers Lindsey Lawhon, HYP Member and the Executive Director for the Council on Adolescents of Catawba County For More...||8/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 21: Workforce Development & Economic Outlook||Special Guests: Scott Millar, President of Catawba County Economic Development Christa Francisco, Human Resource Manager at Sarstedt, Inc. David Waechter, President & CEO of Verdanté BioEnergy For More Information: Catawba County...||6/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 20: Graduation: Hopes, Fears and the Future!||The time is now! What do you do, where do you go and how do you get there? Tracy and Lamar welcome local seniors to the table as they tell us what is going through their heads just days before graduation! Special Guests: Shaquille...||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 19: Great Opportunities in Healthcare||We welcome Sonya Fleming, Director of Organizational Learning at Catawba Valley Medical Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tonja Pool, Catawba Valley Community College Program Director of Emergency Medical Science (email@example.com) as...||4/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 18: Pathway to Prosperity||Our guest this month, Dr. Amy Loyd, is the director of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a coalition of nine states including NC. Pathways to Prosperity is a partnership between Jobs for the Future and Harvard University’s School of Education....||3/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 17: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Start Ups||What is entrepreneurship? And how does it help the economy? Joining hosts Tracy Hall and Lamar Mitchell this episode, are Gary Muller (Department Head of Business Programs and Coordinator of the Jobs Creation Center at Catawba Valley Community...||2/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 16: Conover Station and Manufacturing Solutions Center: A Public-Private Partnership for Manufacturing Innovations, Workforce Development and Education||Some innovations in manufacturing have come to Conover, NC that are opening the door for unique educational opportunities for area students. Dan St. Louis & Donald Duncan sit down with hosts Tracy Hall and Lamar Mitchell to discuss these...||12/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 15: Anti-bullying Initiatives in Catawaba County Schools||The Education Matters podcast welcomes Dr. Dan Brigman, Catawba County Schools Superintendent and Kathryn Nelson, junior at Fred T. Foard High School and Girl Scout to discuss some major initatives going on in our school systems to help combat...||11/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 14: Celebrating Diversity||Now is the time to "Celebrate Cultural Diversity"! Join Tracy and Lamar as they welcome their guests, Idris Stover, Vice President & Manager for BB&T's Affirmative Action & Diversity Programs and Steve O. Hunt, Executive...||10/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 13: Get the Not Out of Your Life - Future Workforce Alliance||This episode, Education Matters is proud to present a new campaign by the Future Workforce Alliance called "Get NOT Out of Your Life". FWA intends to significantly increase the percentage of working-aged adults who attain degrees, earn certificates,...||9/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 12: Art Education - Creativity, Careers & Innovation||When schools look at streamlining their budgets the Arts are often the first programs cut. In studio today with hosts Tracey Hall & Lamar Mitchell are two folks with some thoughts on why keeping the Arts around is vital to having a complete,...||8/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 11: Classrooms of the Future||As usual, the Education Matters team addresses the major topics in Catawba County education. Join us this episode as we welcome Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, President of CVCC, Dr. Walter Hart, Superintendent, Hickory Public Schools, and Dr. David...||6/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 10: Internships and Apprenticeships||Education Matters goes outside their “norm” this month by bringing on some unique guests – students! Tracy and Lamar welcome Logan and Jacob from local high schools to speak about their current internship and apprenticeship. Is it...||5/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 9: Nontraditional & Unique Learning||In this episode of Education Matters your hosts Tracy Hall and Lamar Mitchell invite guests Trina Williams, Career and Technical Education Coordinator for Hickory Public Schools, and Geoff Crosson, The Discovery High School English Department Chair...||4/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 8: Education Matters Extreme STEM Tour||This episode of Education Matters brings a round table discussion featuring your hosts Tracy Hall and Lamar Mitchell with guests Dale Mull, president of Flowers Baking Company in Newton, NC; Carol Moore, science curriculum coordinator of Catawba...||3/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 7: Poverty and Education||In this week’s episode of Education Matters, Lamar and Tracy tackle the issue of disadvantaged youth, opportunities provided for them and the effects of poverty on the education of young people. Astonishing statistics set the stage for an in...||1/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 6: Fostering Business Partnerships||Join Tracy and Lamar for a discussion with special guests, Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, President of Catawba Valley Community College and John Bray, President/CEO of Vanguard Furniture, regarding the importance of building partnerships between businesses and...||12/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 5: Math, Science, and Robots!||Creative, abstract, innovation... Math? Joining Lamar and Tracy this month on Education Matters with guests Dr. Jeffrey Isenhour Principal of Jacobs Fork Middle School and Crystal Glenn, Executive Director of CVCC Workforce Development &...||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 4: Preparing Students for Careers||Tracy and Lamar bring in two special guests - Cynthia Eades, Human Resources Director for Catawba County, and Todd Ashworth, Financial Consultant with Renaissance Financial Managers - to talk about the importance of getting businesses to connect with...||10/19/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 3: Preschool Education||Tracy and Lamar discuss the importance of Preschool Education and the challenges these programs are facing across the state. Their special guests this month are Kim Salyards, Executive Director for the Catawba County Partnership for Children, and...||9/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 2: Mentoring||Lamar and Tracy bring in special guests Chris Johnson with Young People of Integrity and John Eller with Catawba County Social Services to talk about the concept of "mentoring" and the impact it can make on students. The group also discusses how best...||8/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Matters 1: Why Education Matters||Lamar Mitchell from Champions of Education and Tracy Hall from Education Matters discuss the format of their new show, address the budget issues facing the educational community in North Carolina, and talk about ways organizations or individuals can...||7/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Thanks for the podcast!
Just wanted to say that I am really enjoying this show. I am very concerned about education in our state, and to hear some of the ideas your show presents helps me think of ways I can be more involved with my own local school system. Thanks for putting this together.
Glad someone cares.
As a parent and someone who cares a lot about the future of todays children - I am glad there are others out there caring as well. We have a lot of issues going on behind the scenes in the education system - but these hosts sound like they truly want to make a difference. Bravo.
Education is the cornerstone for everything! Thank you for your tremendous effort to make education a priority! Great Show!