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26 - Training Workforce Ecosystem Leaders for Success

Season 2, Ep. 26

The region's workforce ecosystem is only as strong as its leadership. Joining us on episode 25 of Ready for Work, author and consultant Dr. Anthony Edwards helps guide us from new book, Building a Winning Workforce: A Playbook for Employers, Government Entities; Colleges & Schools; Workforce Development Agencies, Economic Development Organizations ... & Chambers of Commerce; & Nonprofits. Later in the podcast, we'll listen to this leadership in action as Missouri's governor celebrates job creation and growth in Certified Work Ready Communities.


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Dr. Anthony Edwards, author of Building a Winning Workforce

General Manager at ETX Innovation Center

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Ray McCarty, Associated Industries of Missouri

Mardy Leathers, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Missouri Governor Mike Parson


Work Ready Communities at ACT

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