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Building America’s Skilled Workforce – Chelle Travis, Executive Director of SkillsUSA

December 6, 2022

SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis talks about how the organization is preparing students for highly-skilled technology & STEM careers through programs, competitions and industry partnerships.

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Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing: Next-Gen Research Led by Ohio State – Glenn Daehn, Director of the HAMMER Engineering Research Center

November 18, 2022

Glenn Daehn, Director of the HAMMER Engineering Research Center at Ohio State, joins us to talk about hybrid autonomous manufacturing and how a $26 million NSF grant is helping to make it a reality.

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Applying the Private Equity Model to K-12 Schools (With Great Results) – Dr. Gil Pereg, CEO of Darca Schools

November 15, 2022

Darca Schools CEO Gil Pereg shares how the private equity model has enabled his organization to affect positive change in Israel’s schools.

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What’s New in Automation: AI, Digital Twins, Cobots and More! – Mike Cicco, President & CEO of FANUC America

November 8, 2022

FANUC is the global leader in industrial robotics and CNC controls. FANUC America President & CEO Mike Cicco shares the latest trends in the industry, including technology innovation, R&D sneak peaks, and how we’re training next-gen automation experts.

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What the CHIPS and Science Act Means for Technology and Education – U.S. Senator Todd Young

October 31, 2022

Senator Todd Young, U.S. Senator for Indiana, joins us to talk about the CHIPS and Science Act and how it will impact semiconductor manufacturing and research around emerging technologies in the United States

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Work With Your Hands & Build the Life You Want – Ken Rusk

October 25, 2022

Ken Rusk, author of Blue Collar Cash, gives us some great insights into the opportunities in blue collar careers. The skilled trades lead to a life of entrepreneurship, comfort, peace and freedom.

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The Journey to 1,000 Hours in Space – NASA Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas

October 18, 2022

NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas shares about his journey to becoming an astronaut, his four missions to space, and what the future of space exploration could look like.

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How Valuable are Industry-Recognized Credentials? – University of Texas at Austin Professor Matt Giani

October 11, 2022

What’s the impact on a student’s career trajectory when they earn industry-recognized credentials? Matt Giani’s new study reveals all the data on IRCs in high school.

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Autonomous Mobile Robots in the Workforce – Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall

October 5, 2022

Matt Rendall, CEO of Clearpath Robotics, shares how their brand of industrial AMRs – OTTO Motors – is transforming material handling, bringing new levels of efficiency to the workforce, and enabling shop floor workers to have more meaningful, complex work experiences.

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Best Buy: Building Brighter Futures Through Technology – Best Buy Social Impact Director Tequilla Lopez

September 26, 2022

Tequilla Lopez, Director of Social Impact at Best Buy, talks about the digital divide and how the company is providing tech access and skills-building experiences to students across the country to inspire them toward STEM fields.

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Want to Raise Your Company’s Value? Invest in Employees – Borgman Capital Managing Director Sequoya Borgman

September 20, 2022

Sequoya Borgman discusses strategies for business owners to help raise their company’s value – including professionalizing the business, investing in automation, and having a workforce development plan.

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3D Printing, Blockchain and Industry 4.0 Startups – Automation Alley CEO Tom Kelly

September 7, 2022

In episode two of our two-part series with Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly, we get into some of these initiatives that deploy cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, blockchain, artificial intelligence and more.

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Industry 4.0 Readiness in the U.S. – Automation Alley CEO Tom Kelly

August 31, 2022

Tom Kelly, Executive Director and CEO of Automation Alley, shares his insights into the current state of Industry 4.0 in the U.S., what manufacturers can be doing to embrace digital transformation, and the role of collaboration in these efforts

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The 3-Pronged Approach that Empowers Young People to Succeed

August 19, 2022

Janelle Duray, EVP and COO of Jobs for America’s Graduates, provides insight into the 3-pronged strategy that enables JAG specialists to prepare students for success in education, life and work.

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Visionary, Inventor, Problem-Solver: The Life of an Architect

August 13, 2022

Peter Exley, past president of the American Institute of Architects and Co-Founder of Architecture is Fun joins us to talk all things architecture – the perfect combination of STEM skills and artistic craft.

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