Episode #331 - May 8th, 2019
On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see how fellows are applying knowledge beyond the classroom at the University of Notre Dame. Ivy Tech is creating a safety net for students through their new Pod 7 program. The AirZoo Museum in Kalamazoo is teaching students about science and history in its multi-disciplinary approach with hands-on education and restoration.
Original Airdate: May 08, 2019

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    Construction Trades Day

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    Many members of the current construction field are getting up there in years and will soon be retiring. This is why groups have been working together to put on special job fairs highlighting the different construction trades. High school students got the chance to see first hand what members of the constructions industry do while working on job sites.

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    1. Rick SlaglePresidentMajority Builders
    2. Kevin EinspharElectrical EstimatorMajority Builders
    3. Amy VargaVP Business BankerCentier Bank

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    Inspired Leadership Initiative: A Look Ahead

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    As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them into the future. We find out what the fellows learned and see how the program moves towards its next set of incoming members.

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    1. Tom SchreierFounding DirectorInspired Leadership Initiative
    2. Terry VogtFellowInspired Leadership Initiative
    3. Ida Reynolds WatsonFellowInspired Leadership Initiative
    4. Steve ReifenbergAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Notre Dame

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    Air Zoo: Restoring History

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    At The Airzoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning the museum hopes this will provide a fun way to learn about history and inspire students to join the aviation industry.

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    1. John Vander VenVolunteerAir Zoo
    2. Troy ThrashPresident & CEOAir Zoo

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    Ivy Tech: Pod 7

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    Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school launched its Pod 7 program to help provide assistance to students in need. This Programs helps provide things like food, daycare, financial assistance, and other resources to help students cope when life happens.

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    1. Sarah RiceExecutive Director Of Resource DevelopmentIvy Tech Community College- South Bend & Elkhart
    2. Jamie TaylorProgram AssistantIvy Tech Community College- South Bend
    3. Brenda GoebelStudentIvy Tech Community College- South Bend

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