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As we come back from summer break, we’re pleased to welcome Rafael to the show! Rafael is SVP Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development at MedCerts, where he and the team there work to increase pipelines nationwide of qualified workers in the healthcare industry through a variety of certifications. Dustin and Rafael discuss the challenges and opportunities for institutions in this particular sector of workforce development. 

 

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About the Podcast

Dustin Ramsdell

Host

Dustin Ramsdell

Dustin Ramsdell is a Higher EdTech content creator and influencer who aims to drive meaningful conversations with top leaders in the field. His show, The Higher Ed Geek Podcast, explores all the nuances of higher education, with a focus on innovative technology and practices from his fellow professionals. Dustin also currently works as the Community Engagement Lead at Pathify. He loves craft beer, good pizza, and sustainability. Dustin lives happily in Delaware with his wife, Jenn, their daughter, Ellie.

Rafael Castañeda

Interviewee

Rafael Castañeda

With more than 20 years in the postsecondary arena, Rafael has focused on workforce strategies that build programmatic pathways for unemployed and underemployed students from underserved populations. Before joining MedCerts, Rafael was the Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Education at CBD College, a private two-year allied health college in Los Angeles. He also served as a strategy and innovation leader for Jobs for the Future (JFF) crafting connections between postsecondary actors and thought leaders. He is a member of the advisory board of the University of California, Irvine’s Customer Experience Program. Rafael has worked with over 2,000 schools and 1,000 workforce organizations & employers on solutions. He strongly believes the three-legged stool of workforce success are schools, businesses, and community organizations but they need a catalyst and that is where MedCerts comes in – as the driver of the solutions to supplement and complement the three.

The Higher Ed Geek

The Higher Ed Geek Podcast explores the impact of edtech on the student experience by speaking with diverse leaders from institutions, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Each week we aim to provide an engaging, fun, and relevant dose of professional development that honors the wide range of work happening all across the higher ed ecosystem. Come geek out with us! 

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