Skilled Trades Playbook by At Your Best

Skilled Trades Playbook by At Your Best

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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 bus…


032 - The 3rd session of “Conversations with the Tattooed Electrician” with Donny Metcalf on how to successfully differentiate yourself at the journey level
Oct 5, 2019 • 41 min
Ep. 032 - The 3rd “Conversation with the Tattooed Electrician” on succeeding at the journey level as an electrician.
031 - The 2nd session of “Conversations with the Tattooed Electrician” with Donny Metcalf - Master Electrician discussing what it takes to succeed as an apprentice.
Sep 16, 2019 • 26 min
Ep. 031 - 2nd Conversation with the Tattooed Electrician on succeeding as an apprentice starting out
030 - Our first “Conversation with the Tattooed Electrician” Donny Metcalf - Master Electrician, with intro to future planned conversations.
Sep 16, 2019 • 20 min
Ep. 030 - Conversation with the Tattooed Electrician - Donny Metcalf - an intro to our future episodes together
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.
Sep 9, 2019 • 29 min
Ep. 029 - Conversation with Paula Rodriguez - recent graduate of the FAME program in Indiana
028 - The very real, economic impact on local and regional communities from launching a local FAME chapter to train Advanced Manufacturing Techs.
Sep 9, 2019 • 43 min
Ep. 028 - Conversation with Tony Davis on the economic impact of launching a local FAME program in local/regional market.
027 - Insights and advice from three veterans on how to successfully transition from military service to the civilian workforce.
Sep 2, 2019 • 38 min
Ep. 027 - Conversation with three veterans on successfully transitioning into the civilian workforce after military service.
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…
Aug 26, 2019 • 25 min
Ep. 026 - Conversation with Jimmy Croan of Northwood University
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.
Aug 19, 2019 • 61 min
Ep. 025 - Conversation with Tim Spurlock of American Diesel Training Centers
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! Southwest
Aug 12, 2019 • 19 min
Conversation with Ben Damerow
023 - Success in training Advanced Manufacturing Techs through the FAME program with proven, repeatable results. Conversation with Robbie Heinrich of KYFAME
Aug 5, 2019 • 42 min
Conversation with Robbie Heinrich of KYFAME
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 Promise
Aug 1, 2019 • 36 min
Conversation with Von Washington of the Kalamazoo Promise
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 SkillsUSA
Jul 29, 2019 • 26 min
Conversation with Tim Lawrence - CEO of SkillsUSA
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.
Jul 26, 2019 • 9 min
Some advice from a successful plumber on what it takes to succeed in the Skilled Trades.
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’s
Jul 22, 2019 • 32 min
Ep. 019 - Conversation with Mike Mitchell of Lowe’s Generation T
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 Alliance
Jul 19, 2019 • 45 min
Conversation with Luke Kujacznski - Executive Director of Urban Alliance
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 program
Jul 17, 2019 • 28 min
Ep. 017 - Conversation with ShuJuanna Hayes about becoming an Advanced Mfg Tech and the FAME program
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 Member
Jul 14, 2019 • 18 min
Conversation with Jennifer Sproul - MD chapter President of NAWIC
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 Construction
Jul 14, 2019 • 18 min
Conversation with Erin Adkins-Oury - President-elect - AR chapter of NAWIC
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 ABC
Jul 11, 2019 • 35 min
Conversation with John Morris - President, Ohio Valley Associated Builders & Contractors
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 Seattle
Jul 7, 2019 • 42 min
Conversation with Spence Rogers of Rain City Plumbing in Seattle
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 Management
Jul 2, 2019 • 37 min
Conversation with Matt Franz - Army Veteran & Supply Chain Specialist
011 - Running a successful family contracting business and succession planning. Call with Jeff Markway - Retired General Contractor in St. Louis area
Jul 2, 2019 • 34 min
Conversation with Jeff Markway - retired general St. Louis contractor
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
Jul 1, 2019 • 33 min
Conversation with Dave Campbell - Superintendent of KRESA
009 - How to build a successful, one-man contractor business long-term. Call with Garth Bauknecht - General Contractor in the Atlanta area
Jul 1, 2019 • 52 min
Ep. 009 Conversation with Garth Bauknecht - successful Atlanta general contractor
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 Future
Jul 1, 2019 • 21 min
Conversation with Terry Bierwirth of My Work My Future
007 - Starting over from scratch to become an electrician and be really happy in your career. Call with Trent Hornbeck - Electrician, Utility Crew Chief, & Trainer/Educator
Jul 1, 2019 • 36 min
Conversation with Trent Hornbeck - Electrician, Utility Crew Chief, and Trainer/Educator
005 - How to become a welder and take advantage of the worldwide demand for qualified welders. Call with Chris Schuler - Training Director at Tulsa Welding School
Jul 1, 2019 • 24 min
Conversation with Chris Schuler - Director of Training at the Tulsa Welding School
006 - Innovative, new thinking and approach to hiring and getting hired in the construction trades. Call with Josh Munns & Josh Denton of Ground Up Construct
Jul 1, 2019 • 39 min
Ep. 006 - Conversation with Josh M. & Josh D. of Ground Up Construct
004 - Midwest town doing extraordinary work to help close the Skills Gap by working together for measurable results. Call with Bobby Hopewell - Mayor of Kalamazoo, MI
Jul 1, 2019 • 28 min
Conversation with Bobby Hopewell - Mayor of Kalamazoo, MI
003 - Candid, humorous conversation about what it takes to succeed long term as a small remodeling contractor. Call with Larry Kron - General Contractor from Seattle
Jul 1, 2019 • 40 min
Conversation with Larry Kron - general contractor in the Seattle Area
002 - Unique junior college preparing underprivileged young men for great careers in the Skilled Trades - free-of-charge. Call with Mike Rounds - President of Williamson College of the Trades
Jul 1, 2019 • 45 min
Conversation with Mike Rounds - President of Williamson College of the Trades
001 - Skilled Trades Playbook: Introduction
Jun 20, 2019 • 11 min
This episodes provides an introduction to the new Skilled Trades Playbook podcast series.