TALENT TALK PODCAST

PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Student Voices: Prioritizing your Needs

Our guest this episode is Carlos Mendez, a first-generation college student in his third year at Florida Gulf Coast University.
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Workforce Development: It Starts before Kindergarten

From New York to Florida, Susan Block has always known she has had a passion for early childhood education.
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Workforce Development: Career in a Year

In this episode of Talent Talk we hear all about career and technical education from Yolanda Flores.
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Higher Education: Being a Student Ally

Our guest this episode is Jenna Rytlewski, a student success advisor at Florida Southwestern State College.
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Higher Education: Finish what you Started

In this episode of Talent Talk we hear from Whitney Rhyne, the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Florida Southwestern State College.
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Student Voices: Finding Inspiration

In recent years, the student population has become much more diverse in terms of race, socioeconomic status, and age, meaning that the term “traditional student” no longer applies to the majority of the student…
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Workforce Development: Bold Goals

Building a skilled workforce has been an important focus for not only FutureMakers Coalition, but businesses and organizations across the country, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PodcastSeason 2
March 24, 2021

Workforce Development: Building upon skills

Mike Boose is the Senior Director of Human Resources and Organization Development at Arthrex, a company based in Naples, Florida.
PodcastSeason 1
January 22, 2021

Student Voices: Finishing what you started

Around 20% of the working-age adults in Southwest Florida who do not have a credential beyond a high school diploma started college but did not complete their degree. Many of…
PodcastSeason 1
January 15, 2021

Adult learners: Adapting for success

In this episode of the FutureMakers Coalition Talent Talk we hear from Kristen Vanselow, the Director of Operations for FGCU Complete. Kristen describes what the FGCU Complete program is and…
PodcastSeason 1
January 8, 2021

Student Voices: Finding your passion

Meet Paul Volperian, an adult learner at Florida Gulf Coast University. After many years of dedication and hard work, Paul will be graduating in the fall with a degree in…
PodcastSeason 1
December 17, 2020

Chambers of Commerce: Business as un-usual

Southwest Florida has seen sustainable growth and measurable impact in recent years despite barriers pertaining to the environment, equality, and COVID-19. In this session, Colleen DePasquale tells us about The…
PodcastSeason 1
December 11, 2020

Student Voices: When life happens

In this episode of the FutureMakers Coalition Talent Talk we hear from Alissa Perry, an adult learner at Florida Gulf Coast University. Alissa describes her journey as a part-time student…
PodcastSeason 1
December 1, 2020

Workplaces: Equity and cultural competence

Our guest this episode is Dr. Nicole King-Smith, a certified culture consultant who works with organizations in the private and public sectors on ways to improve equity and cultural competence…
PodcastSeason 1
November 19, 2020

Higher Education: Shifting the way we do business

In this episode of the FutureMakers Coalition Talent Talk we chat with the president of Hodges University, Dr. John Meyer. John shared his postsecondary experience as an adult learner and…
PodcastSeason 1
November 19, 2020

Workforce Development: Rural communities

Rural communities face many economic barriers and there are many challenges to finding solutions to address poverty, both of which have been heightened since the onset of COVID-19. At the…
PodcastSeason 1
November 13, 2020

Talent Talk

Conversations that dive deep into the ever-changing world of talent and economic development from the perspectives of those designing, working in, and experiencing these systems. Given the economic impacts of…