Employment professionals from around the country use O*NET information to help job seekers and others needing career guidance. Listen to their stories below on a variety of topics. Click any topic to play, download, or learn more about each podcast.
Rick Maher, CEO of Maher & Maher, explains the significant role of O*NET data in regional economic development.
Dr. Steve Turkoski, Chair of Region 10 Workforce Development Council and Adjunct Instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, shares information about how he gathers and uses LMI to promote the region and help form strategic partnerships. He talks specifically about his use and promotion of O*NET within the context of regional workforce development and economic growth.
Dr. John Rich, Counselor and Director of Career Services at Three Rivers Community College, focuses on O*NET's use with community college students. Dr. Rich uses O*NET resources to present career opportunities to students. He talks about his experiences and zeroes in on at least one student situation to explain in depth how he uses O*NET.
Phil Jarvis, Vice President, Global Partnerships, National LifeWork Center discusses O*NET's part in "The Real Game". Facilitated by a teacher, the Real Game allows youth to experience life in the future in terms of a real budget, real decisions about careers, and real solutions when things go wrong. Phil Jarvis explains how the O*NET database is incorporated into The Real Game and how students are directed to real-life careers based on O*NET data.
Jasen Jones, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri, explains O*NET's role in attracting new industry to the region around Quapaw, OK.
Diana Bailey, Workforce Development and Transition Coordinator, provides insight into how the State of Maryland is using O*NET products such as the Career Exploration Tools to assist at-risk youth as they transition into the workplace. She also shares insights on the use of O*NET's tools in the adult prison system.
Cliff Atkinson of EmployFlorida talks about the effects of the BP Oil Spill on Florida's Gulf Coast, the impact on workers, and how O*NET is being used in Florida's jobs database to assist workers displaced by the oil spill.
Contextual Remediation Instructor Kelly Reed describes how she uses O*NET information to benefit clients in a welfare-to-work program.
Web and Database Manager Ben Garcia explains how the Colorado Labor Department uses O*NET as the basis for its labor market information, keeping its system updated with the most current data.
Disability Program Navigator Steve Hughes details how O*NET can assist persons with disabilities.
Professional Placement Coordinator Dana Barber details the use of O*NET occupational information to assist the visually impaired in career planning and job seeking.
Area Program Manager Mike Tillotson explains how O*NET information benefits clients of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
Local Employment Representatives Keith Brandon and Bobby Johns explain how O*NET information can help assist military members in transition.
Job Developer Donna Flisack discusses using O*NET to guide individuals through their careers.
Business owner Robin Schlinger shares her use of O*NET information to craft powerful resumes.
Vice President of Customer Solutions Isaac Grauke describes how EMSI used O*NET to create products that attract green companies.
Vocational Specialist J.R. Mooney discusses how he and his team use O*NET to help young people with disabilities in the job search process.