Through The Noise
April 3, 2017
Ronald Painter of the NAWB on the Transformation of Work
Through the Noise #258
Ronald Painter // CEO // National Association of Workforce Boards
Today we bring you an unusual show — Ernesto hosts Through the Noise alone while Blake is away. Our guest is Ronald Painter, CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards. Representing nearly 550 Workforce Development Boards and their more than 12,000 members, the NAWB strives to ensure that the workforce has the training and resources available to become effective employees in the rapidly changing work environment. Besides appropriate training, there’s a tremendous number of other factors that must be considered, such as transportation, healthcare, childcare, and pensions that are shifting.
Ron has been the President/CEO for the National Association of Workforce Boards, whose offices are in Washington DC, since 2009. Prior to his coming to DC, the region was home, and his career from local elected official to a local workforce board director. NAWB is the national voice for the nation’s over 500 local business-led workforce development boards, whose work is to help; identify the skills needed, and develop and maintain the nation’s workforce.