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Podcast Episode 27:
Joplin's Road to Recovery as a Work Ready Community:
Ten Years After Devastating Tornado Disaster

One of the nation's deadliest tornadoes struck Joplin, Missouri, ten years ago this week. On episode 27 of Ready for Work, we take a closer look at Joplin's recovery through the lens of the workforce ecosystem and the nation's first ACT-certified Work Ready Community. 

A recurring theme is the priceless value of partnership connectivity and innovation. The workforce ecosystem was fortunate to have integrated partnerships with education and economic development that helped respond directly to the needs and urgency required.  

Check out interviews with a few of those partners, such as Dave Rockers from Franklin Technology Center, Julie Gibson, former director of Missouri Workforce Development, and Rob O’Brian, the developer at the helm of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce during the recovery effort. This edition showcases clips from participants and leaders in Joplin's Disaster Recovery Jobs Program

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Julie Gibson: LinkedIn
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Featured Guests

Rob O'Brian

Dave Rockers

Julie Gibson

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