Future Ready DSM

The Future Ready DSM Podcast brings DSM employment leaders and experts in to discuss the latest trends in talent attraction and retention in the region. Hosted by Greater Des Moines Partnership Senior Vice President of Talent Development Marvin DeJear.


Work-Based Learning for Students at Ruan Transportation Management Systems

July 13, 2022

Ruan offers work-based learning for high school and college students looking for an alternative career path.

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High School Registered Apprenticeships Help Iowa Students Gain Knowledge + Experience

May 26, 2022

John Deere partners to create High School Register Apprenticeship opportunities.

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Employment Trends in DSM

April 20, 2022

Hear about employment trends, long-term impacts on the workforce and salaries in Greater Des Moines (DSM).

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Apprenticeships Play a Key Part in Retaining Iowa's Talent

March 16, 2022

Hear about how the Iowa Business Council works to promote employment opportunities and student development.

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Opportunities for Youth Through the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families

February 16, 2022

Dr. Ahmed Agyeman shares about assisting clients during the pandemic and the expanded Y-EXCL program.

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Transforming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Propel DSM Forward

December 8, 2021

Marta Codina discusses leading in the DEI space and focusing on DEI to help attract and retain talent.

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Fostering an Equitable, Engaged + Empowered Community Through United to Thrive

November 29, 2021

United to Thrive focuses on five areas, including education success and economic opportunity.

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Innovating + Building Community Through Education at ISU

November 10, 2021

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen shares opportunities at ISU that prepare students for innovating in the future world of work.

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Attracting + Retaining Diverse Talent Through Youth Opportunities

October 27, 2021

Tim Yaggi touches on youth employment engagement trends, resources and employment needs and challenges.

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DMACC Enrollment + Workforce Trends in 2021

October 12, 2021

DMACC President Rob Denson gives an overview of the enrollment and workforce trends at the community college.

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Recommendations for Employers Looking to Hire Generation Z

September 29, 2021

Casey Welch, Tallo co-founder, shares how Greater Des Moines employers can retain and attract Gen Z.

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Employment Needs + Trends in Iowa's Restaurant Industry

September 15, 2021

Jessica Dunker discusses the Iowa Restaurant Association's efforts to serve more than 6,000 bars and restaurants.

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Student Work-Based Learning Opportunities Grow in Iowa

September 1, 2021

Kathy Leggett shares how the organization plans to grow youth engagement through student work-based learning.

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Employers in Iowa Willing to Train the Right Candidates

August 18, 2021

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry employers are willing to train employees to develop industry careers.

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The Impact of Evolving Technology on the DSM Workforce

August 4, 2021

EMC will look to skillsets like a strategic mindset and empathy in employees to complement its evolving technology.

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Future Ready DSM Podcast: DSM Ahead of Its Peers in Almost Every Economic Measure

July 21, 2021

When comparing data measures of DSM with other mid-size cities, the region consistently outperforms.

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Getting DSM Back to Work in 2021

July 7, 2021

Beth Townsend shares advice for employers and people entering the workforce following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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