What’s Next for Bryan Albrecht? Looking Back & Forward with One of Education’s Greatest Leaders – Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President Emeritus of Gateway Technical College

After 16 years as President of Gateway Technical College, Dr. Bryan Albrecht has retired…but big things are still in store as he looks ahead to new and different ways to impact education on a broader and greater scale.

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Economic Forecast for 2023: Implications for Education & the Workforce – Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics

Brian Beaulieu, world-renown economist and CEO of ITR Economics, predicts what 2023 has in store for our global and national economy and how these trends will impact manufacturing and technical education.

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Developing the Workforce for Smart Manufacturing – Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer of SME

SME’s Chief Workforce Development Officer Jeannine Kunz joins us for an episode jam-packed with insights on the talent crisis in manufacturing, critical challenges facing employers, and all the tools and resources being developed for workforce development in smart manufacturing.

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How to Leverage Partnerships to Build Success in Education – Jim Sawyer, President of Macomb Community College

How can colleges build strong, effective partnerships with employers, state governments, and their community? Dr. Jim Sawyer, President of Macomb Community Colleges, shares his insights with us.

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10 Predictions for Tech Ed in 2023 – Matt Kirchner

We’re back with another edition of our annual tech ed predictions. Host Matt Kirchner shares the top 10 trends & technologies that will impact the world of education in 2023.

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Spot the Robot Dog: A Roaming Data Collector – Caleb Sylvester, Boston Dynamics

You’ve seen Spot the Robot Dog on YouTube and in Superbowl commercials. Now we’re talking with an expert from Boston Dynamics about how this emerging field of legged robotics is bringing Industry 4.0 to life for users.

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Academics, Labor & Self-Governance: The Disruptive Model of Deep Springs College – Dr. Sue Darlington, President

Deep Springs College is a two-year college located on a working ranch in remote California. President Dr. Sue Darlington joins the podcast to dive into the college’s three pillars: academics, labor and self-governance.

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The Digital Workforce – Andrew Ellis, VP of Global Portfolio Engineering at Rockwell Automation

Andrew Ellis is Vice President of Rockwell’s Global Portfolio Engineering division, and he has firsthand insight into how the digital industrial world is evolving, and along with it, the way customers seek solutions and the kinds of skills required by the digital workforce.

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

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

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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