Hosts Anson Green and Jeffery Abramowitz sit down with future-focused employers to discuss innovations that are advancing frontline worker talent.
These employers with their partners are challenging the status quo of education and training and delivering scalable solutions. Discussions cross the intersections of adult education, digital resiliency, training innovations, immigration law, and other topics.
Behind Every Employer Podcast
In this episode, Mathew Jerlecki, director of learning at Lippert Components, Inc., discusses Lippert’s best-in-class upskilling model that positions the company for the future while building economic opportunity for team members. Using a scalable model, Lippert makes education and training easily accessible through collaboration with local resources, including colleges and universities. Programming is intentionally designed to minimize business interruption and accommodate team members’ busy schedules. Lippert’s learning programs have been so well received by team members that Lippert is expanding its model to additional national locations in 2024.
Anson Green – Co-host
Anson Green is a member of the Behind Every Employer advisory committee and workforce development trailblazer leading economic opportunity efforts at Tyson Foods. There he is developing career pathways and digital resiliency for Tyson’s 121,000 front-line team members. Prior to Tyson, Anson was Adult Education State Director in Texas. In 2020, he was the Coalition on Adult Basic Education Outstanding Administrator of the Year. While at the Alamo Colleges District, Anson directed a specialized training center in San Antonio’s historic Westside empowerment zone delivering bilingual and integrated education and training solutions to the local community.
Jeffrey Abramowitz, Co-host/Executive Producer
Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D. is the Chief Executive Officer of the Petey Greene Program and past Executive Director of Justice Partnerships and Executive Director Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services and the founder and Program Director of Looking Forward Philadelphia Reentry Program. Jeff previously served on the Executive Board of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, COABE, where he served as Secretary, and currently co-chairs the State Advocates for Adult Education Fellowship Program. Jeff was appointed to the Pennsylvania Reentry Council and serves as Chairman of the Employment Committee and Co-chairs the Reentry Committee for the PA Workforce Development Board and serves as the Chair of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition.
Jeff is a subject matter expert for the US Department of Education, is the Moderator for US Department of Education LINCS Community of Practice on Correctional & Reentry Education and works on the IET in Corrections project for OCTAE. Jeff sits on several organizational boards and centers his work in the intersection of adult education, workforce development, and justice.
Jeff is the producer and host of the award-winning weekly radio/television show “Looking Forward” on Philly Cam Radio WPPM 106.5FM and PhillyCam TV (Live Streaming; Xfinity 66/966; Fios TV 29/30; Roku; Apple TV).
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