Workforce50/50

MD099: From AJC to Augmented Makerspace Services

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In this episode, we’ll be talking about American Job Centers or AJC’s. The reason is because the WIOA could provide future funding opportunities for struggling makerspaces. And the website WorkforceGPS.org announced an event called the “Future of American Job Centers.” Tech workers understand that waves have both peaks and valleys. They learn to read the …

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MD098: Highlighting the need for Contingent Enterprise Zones

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In this episode, we are going to talk about enterprise zones and how they can be used to help lesser industrialized communities with contingent professionals. Regulations alone will not solve this problem. However, Contingent Enterprise Zones just might. This is an all hands-on deck moment in American history. Workforce50/50 is coming. It’s coming for us …

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MD097: Workforce50/50 is coming for “State of Black America”

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The National Urban League should be commended for their recent report that describes the  “State of Black America.” And if this were any other year that would be subject of this episode. The challenge is that Workforce50/50 is coming for us all. The real issue for 2018 and 2020 is not that so few black …

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MD095: Centering Creative Enterprise Zones around Makerspaces

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In this episode, let’s talk about how Creative Enterprise Zones in London could lead to a 21st Century land rush here in the United States. You could easily make the case that workforce-scale makerspace development should be doing the same thing as Creative Enterprise Zones. Most Economic Developers will find it difficult to make the …

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MD093: Comparing the Pioneering Cadre to Rangers

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In this episode, we talk about who we should be as makerspace developers. In Game of Thrones, John Snow wants to be a Ranger. He’s trained his entire life to master the skills necessary to survive north of the wall. He wants to be a Superman. Unexpectedly, he is forced by necessity to be a …

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