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Skilled Trades Playbook by At Your Best

Juan Carosso

Skilled Trades Playbook presents the candid conversations between the host - Juan Carosso - and folks either successfully working in the Skilled Trades or working in some capacity to help those in the trades to build great careers or thriving small businesses in the Skilled Trades. In these conversations, folks offer their real-world advice, insights, and opinions on how others can succeed in the trades. The intention of the Skilled Trades Playbook podcast series is to bring together voices on all sides of the Skilled Trades/Skills Gap issues to create a broader dialogue about the local, actionable steps folks can take to help close the Skills Gap for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 032 - The 3rd session of "Conversations with the Tattooed Electrician" with Donny Metcalf on how to successfully differentiate yourself at the journey levelOctober 05, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 031 - The 2nd session of "Conversations with the Tattooed Electrician" with Donny Metcalf - Master Electrician discussing what it takes to succeed as an apprentice. September 16, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 030 - Our first "Conversation with the Tattooed Electrician" Donny Metcalf - Master Electrician, with intro to future planned conversations. September 16, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 029 - Recent FAME graduate talks about what it takes to be selected along with what it's like to go through and graduate from the FAME program.September 09, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 028 - The very real, economic impact on local and regional communities from launching a local FAME chapter to train Advanced Manufacturing Techs.September 09, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 027 - Insights and advice from three veterans on how to successfully transition from military service to the civilian workforce.September 02, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 026 - Continuing education for those who go through the FAME program (Federation for Advanced Mfg. Ed.) You can also earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Mgmt. or Lean Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt., while working, typically paid for by employers.August 26, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 025 - American Diesel Training Centers has created an innovative training infrastructure that provides students with world-class training and employers with world-class, trained diesel technicians. Call with Tim Spurlock - President of ADTC.August 19, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 024 - Employment services agency delivering great results for job-seekers and employers plus a world-class employment research institute working with the community to help close the Skills Gap. Call with Ben Damerow of Michigan Works! SouthwestAugust 12, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 023 - Success in training Advanced Manufacturing Techs through the FAME program with proven, repeatable results. Conversation with Robbie Heinrich of KYFAMEAugust 05, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 022 - Up to 100% FREE post-high school education for graduates of local public schools. The Kalamazoo Promise led the way showing how concerned folks can change lives and their community. Conversation with Von Washington of the Kalamazoo PromiseAugust 01, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 021 - Dynamic programs and opportunities available to SkillsUSA members so they can gain real-world experience in the Skilled Trades. Call with Tim Lawrence - Executive Director of SkillsUSAJuly 29, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 20 - A short episode with advice from a successful plumber to anyone wanting to enter and be successful in the Skilled Trades. Excerpt from Ep. 013 conversation with Spence Rogers.July 26, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 019 - How Lowe's and its 60+ partners are leveraging the Generation T movement to change perceptions concerning careers in the Skilled Trades. A conversation with Mike Mitchell - Sr. Director of Trade Skills & Learning Development at Lowe'sJuly 22, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 018 - Helping hundreds of folks dealing with homelessness, substance abuse, and/or criminal pasts to turn around their situations to find great jobs in the Skilled Trades. Conversation with Luke Kujacznski - Executive Director of Urban AllianceJuly 19, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 017 - 44 yr. old single Mom who went back for her GED and is now on track to become an Advanced Mfg. Tech. Call with ShuJuanna Hayes in the FAME programJuly 17, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 016 - Further discussion of the programs and support offered by National Association of Women in Construction to its members. Call with Jennifer Sproul - Northeast Region Director & NAWIC National Board MemberJuly 14, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 015 - Career support and networking opportunities for women working in all sectors of the Construction Industry. Call with Erin Adkins-Oury - President-elect of NW AR chapter of National Association of Women in ConstructionJuly 14, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 014 - Conversation about the programs, support and tangible opportunities available through the Associated Builders and Contractors. Call with John Morris - President of the Ohio Valley ABCJuly 11, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 013 - College drop-out who knew college wasn't for him. Instead, he became a plumber and a very successful business owner. Call with Spence Rogers of Rain City Plumbing in SeattleJuly 06, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 011 - Running a successful family contracting business and succession planning. Call with Jeff Markway - Retired General Contractor in St. Louis areaJuly 02, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 012 - Effective planning for and executing transition from military to civilian workforce. Call with Matt Franz - Army Veteran building a great career in Supply Chain ManagementJuly 02, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 009 - How to build a successful, one-man contractor business long-term. Call with Garth Bauknecht - General Contractor in the Atlanta areaJuly 01, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 010 - Midwest regional school district excelling at helping to close the Skills Gap by working in community for tangible, measurable, and repeatable results. Call with Dave Campbell - Superintendent of Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency July 01, 2019 Episode artwork Ep. 008 - Former media professional driving local effort to help other parents, their kids and the community understand and navigate the opportunities in the Skilled Trades. Call with Terry Bierwirth - My Work My FutureJuly 01, 2019 Episode artwork