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 Video February 2013

The Challenge of Finding, Training and Placing Workers in Skilled Trades Positions, February 7, 2013, The Aspen Institute

Ray Suarez, PBS (Moderator)
Jim Ryan, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Yonnie Leung, Pacific Gas & Electric
Peter Cappelli, Wharton School of Business - University of Pennsylvania
Bryan Albrecht, Gateway

 Video April 2012

AACC Trades in Focus: Grainger Skilled Labor Roundtable Discussion

February 28, 2012, hosted by Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of W.W. Grainger, Inc. at the 2012 Grainger Customer Show in Orlando, Florida.

 Video March 2012

High-Tech Illinois Company Looks to Bridge Workers' 'Skills Gap,' PBS Newshour March 27, 2012

WTTW Chicago reports on an Illinois company trying to fill highly skilled, high-tech jobs and why other advanced-manufacturing companies are facing similar problems as parents and students shun manufacturing jobs over perceived stigmas and concerns about the long-term viability of the industry in America.

Watch Illinois Company Looks to Bridge Workers' 'Skills Gap' on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

 Audio Podcast January 2012

Greater skills expected for manufacturing jobs, American Public Media, January 3, 2012


 Video July 2011

CBS Early Show, July 8, 2011. Following estimates of the latest unemployment numbers, CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis takes a look at the nationwide employment skills gap. Everett Community College is mentioned and one of their aviation students is profiled.

 Video May 2011

Tom Tarantino (IAVA) on veteran unemployment

 Video April 2011 ‭[1]‬

 Video April 2011 ‭[2]‬

The Big Picture: Grainger works to revitalize the supply of skilled tradespeople in the U.S.,” April 7, 2011,, interview with Jim Ryan, President & CEO, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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