Aired: October 22, 2016

Jobs for the New Economy

  • Training for Jobs After Prison (18 min.)

    With: Marcella Gale (Central Virginia Community College)

    One of the biggest hurdles for ex-convicts re-entering society is finding a job. Marcella Gale teaches ex-convicts and other adult learners in a program that offers industry-specific technical training that’s in high demand.

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  • Segregation in Schools Today (10 min.)

    With: Genevieve Siegel-Hawley (Virginia Commonwealth University)

    The research shows that segregated schools are unequal schools, and yet segregation is still a reality in America. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley says that the key to integrating schools is breaking down the barriers between suburban and city districts.

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  • Overhauling Community Colleges (13 min.)

    With: Stan Jones

    For every ten students who go to community college for an associate’s degree, only one graduates in three years. Stan Jonespresident of Complete College America says it’s time to overhaul the community college system.

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  • Increasing Math Literacy (11 min.)

    With: Randy Cone (Virginia Military Institute)

    Math professor Randy Conesays that his students are less math-literate today than they were fifteen years ago. He’s looking for new ways to bring students up to speed for college level math.

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  • Training for Jobs After Prison

    Most manufacturing jobs these days require specialized training and certification. How do felons who’ve served their time surmount this added barrier to getting a job?

Discussion

1 Comment on “Jobs for the New Economy”

  1. Jana Fedele

    Great program. Thanks Marcy Gale for opening this topic up. I also taught these students and they are highly motivated, willing to work, and great guys!

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