Economist John Husing

Published On : 9/24/2013 8:30 AM
From : KVCR
Categories : Local

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his weekly conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has his weekly conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent.  In this segment, Dr. Husing begins a series of commentaries over the next few weeks, explaining the importance of providing training and education to our region's blue-collar workforce, half of which didn't finish high school.

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  • Bud Weisbart

    Hi to Ken and John....Really appreciate these segments, and I have a comment: A colleague provided an article to me that dealt similarly to the issues brought up in your two interviews (New American Manufacturing - Textile Example NYT 130929.pdf).....After skimming this article, and as my ego runs amok, I can only say that the mentoring approach that we have instituted for years at A&R is really the answer, rather than defaulting to outside training, and this is for a
    number of reasons. Chief among them is that we also want those who we
    bring on board to have at the base of their lives with us an understanding of our company culture, and then we want them to grow and learn their techniques within that culture. So we don't need outside training, but, rather, mentoring with our supervisory staff and their 25 to 30+ years of tribal knowledge and experience with us. If we're in the old production line mentality, our method
    would not work, but if we are willing to make that investment and commitment to be the place within which our staff can acquire that tribal knowledge, then we can continue to create craftsmen and women who

    don't have to be considered simply "sewers" as the article implies.

    10/1/2013 4:25:15 PM