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Why STEM Can Future-Proof Private Universities Against the Enrollment Cliff – Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin, President of Augustana University

February 26, 2024

The enrollment cliff is coming. If you want to future-proof your university (especially private ones!), you should invest in growing and marketing your STEM programs. These are the programs students will enroll in, since they tie to high-wage, high-demand careers.

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Developing an AI Strategy: Best Practices for Business Leaders – Todd Wanek, CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries

February 19, 2024

AI is here – how are you building a strategy to leverage these tools in your business? Todd Wanek, CEO of Ashley Furniture, gives business leaders best practices for creating an AI strategy. Learn from him in this podcast episode!

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Holistic Learning: How Aug Prep is Reimagining Urban Education – Abby Andrietsch, CEO of St. Augustine Preparatory Academy

February 11, 2024

In this podcast, hear how Aug Prep has taken struggling students from a failing system and helped them achieve academic and career success.

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Overcoming the Odds: The Unique Impact of Scholarships for Community College Students – SME Education Foundation & IO Scholarships

February 5, 2024

Technical and community college often face a different set of financial challenges than university students – and scholarships can be life-changing for them. In this episode, we learn about how scholarships are changing lives for students all over the country, and we explore how students can get access to scholarships through organizations like the SME Education Foundation and IO Scholarships.

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A New Approach to Measure Student Success – Justin Wagner, Superintendent of Woodbine School District

January 29, 2024

The K-12 system in America does not serve all students equally. We need a new way to measure student success. Hear one superintendent’s story of building a new system of involved learning that moves at the speed of business. It’s no longer about seat time; it’s about real outcomes, engaged learning, student voice and choice, and incredibly positive results.

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The Digital Worker: Industrial Robots Powered by AI – Ariyan Kabir, Co-Founder & CEO of GrayMatter Robotics

January 24, 2024

AI-powered robots are today’s “digital worker.” Discover how artificial intelligence is totally changing automation, with Ariyan Kabir of GrayMatter Robotics.

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Mining 4.0: Unearthing New Applications of Engineering at this Top STEM School – Dr. Jim Rankin, President of South Dakota Mines

January 16, 2024

Mining 4.0 – where autonomous vehicles, smart sensors and IoT are revolutionizing the world of mining. Discover how SDSMT is preparing engineers of all disciplines to work in this high-tech world, and the unique applications of engineering in the world of mining.

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How Caliber’s Training Program Gives Technicians a Purposeful Career – Eddie Hightower, Senior Vice President of Caliber Collision

January 8, 2024

Caliber Collision’s Technician Apprenticeship Program gives individuals the training and mentorship they need to jumpstart a career in automotive collision repair. Hear how their model has found success in its first few years.

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9 Predictions for Technical Education in 2024 – Matt Kirchner, Host of The TechEd Podcast

January 2, 2024

We’re back with our annual predictions episode! Discover what 2024 will hold for technical education – the latest economic and demographic trends, the top technologies and the biggest influences that will impact tech ed this year.

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Industry-Aligned Learning: How Colleges Can Respond to Workforce Needs – Dr. Lori Suddick, President of the College of Lake County

December 21, 2023

Discover 3 strategies the College of Lake County has used to align their programs with industry’s workforce needs. President Lori Suddick joins us for a great podcast conversation.

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The Role of Innovation in an Engineering Career – Alyssa Sanders, R&D Engineering at Baxter

December 18, 2023

Alyssa Sanders joins the podcast to discuss the role of innovation in R&E engineering, the value of diverse teams, and the limitless potential for engineers with transferrable skills to work in many industries throughout their career.

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The Top 7 New Technologies for Technical Education in 2024 – Live from ACTE’s CareerTech VISION

December 12, 2023

What are the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies coming to technical education classrooms in 2024? We’ve got the top 7 right here.

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How to Build a Thriving Tech Ecosystem – Kathy Henrich, CEO of the Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition

December 4, 2023

Milwaukee is a mid-size market with a booming tech ecosystem. Discover how innovation, culture and talent help grow a city’s tech landscape.

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Using AI to Build Better Relationships with Your Network – Canay Deniz, CEO of Ren

November 28, 2023

Ren is an AI software that gives you the latest news on all your connections when it matters most. Learn how AI is revolutionizing relationship management in this podcast.

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Breaking Down Data Silos: Why Smart Manufacturing Needs Standardization – John Dyck, CEO of CESMII

November 20, 2023

What’s keeping the U.S. from adopting smart manufacturing? For one thing: outdated data models. If we can standardize how we gather & process data, then we can democratize smart manufacturing for companies all over the country.

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