E18: SWORWIB and The New Horizons Information Technology Scholarship Program Partnership

Sherry Kelley Marshall is joined by Brandy Taylor, Regional Director of Workforce Development, as they discuss the Scholarship Program Partnership between the SWORWIB and The New Horizons Computer Learning Center. Discover the eligibility requirements, how to apply for the scholarship and the details of six different IT specialty skills for candidates to consider as their preferred training selection. Brandy and Sherry also reveal the details of the scholarship, and the job placement assistance available for the scholarship winners upon completion of their training.

E17: Partnership with Valiant and CCMEP- Helping Young People to “Live Valiantly”

SWORWIB President and CEO Sherry Kelley Marshall is joined by Riley O’Grady, Founder and CEO of Valiant, as they discuss a pilot project collaboration with Talbert House as one of the SWORWIB’s and Hamilton County’s providers for the broad Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) in Ohio, for eligible youth between ages 14-24. Riley shares her reason for creating the Valiant approach and lessons learned from their pilot project – both the best planned for and unplanned for results.

E16: Partnerships for Career Pathways for In-Demand Occupations

Sherry Kelley Marshall is joined by Mardia Shands, Executive Director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce (PCW) and Jesse Simmons, Director of Supply Chain and Construction Pathways for PCW as they discuss the history of the SWORWIB’s involvement for in-demand occupations since 2001 and the formation of the Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network. Subsequently renamed Partners for A Competitive Workforce (PCW) has recently focused on partnerships with middle and high school and out-of-school providers to link their efforts to showing young people the in-demand industry sectors in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana tristate region.

E15: American Graduate Initiative- How and Why The SWORWIB is Partnering With CET & ThinkTV

Sherry Kelley Marshall is joined by Gloria Skurski, Chief Education Officer for CET & ThinkTV and Jason Dennison, Manager of Learning Services for CET & ThinkTV, as they discuss the American Graduate initiative from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Discover how and why the SWORWIB got involved in a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant for educational television, and how this partnership is offering opportunities and new options for young people to consider.

E14: The SWORWIB’s Partnership With The Princeton City School District

In this episode Sherry Kelley Marshall is joined by Tom Burton, Superintendent for the Princeton City School District. Sherry and Tom discuss the partnership between their two organizations, and how they are assisting those students who are struggling to succeed and those who are not necessarily planning to attend college upon graduation.

E13: LawnLife- Helping Disadvantaged Youth Gain Work Experience and Transferable Skills

Sherry Kelley Marshall is joined by Tim Arnold, President of LawnLife, as Tim discusses his journey from troubled young man to starting his own successful landscaping and construction company. Tim shares the model of LawnLife that he invented to provide opportunities for youth like he was to value the importance of work to life.

From left is Jerry Mattiace (Workforce 180), Tim Arnold (President-LawnLife), Sherry Kelley Marshall (SWORWIB) and Doug Foresta (Workforce 180).


E12: Mind/Shift and Word/Shift – How Changing Our Messages and Language Can Help Empower Customers

Sherry Kelley Marshall discusses a conversation that the SWORWIB is having with committee members, workforce partners and legislative representatives about Mind/Shift and Word/Shift and how changing our messaging and words can have a positive impact on customers’ lives. Discover the work that the SWORWIB is leading in both a white paper on Mind/Shift and Word/Shift, and what’s behind the pursuit of these messages and wording that needs adjustments for today’s era.

SWORWIB Workforce Development It’s Time for MindShift and WordShift.pdf

E11: YouthBuild-Connecting Out-Of-School Youth To Career Pathways, Work Experience, Education and Industry Credentials.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Sherry Kelley Marshall from the SWORWIB, Debbie Smith from Easterseals and Eric Thomas from Cincinnati/ Hamilton County Community Action Agency. Discover the history of YouthBuild, the market focus, activity and training for both CAA and Easterseals YouthBuild programs, and how the SWORWIB and OMJ Center partner with and assist in the success of the YouthBuild grants for Cincinnati.