Joel Leonard | The Powder Show 2020

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Joel LeonardMakers' MakerJoel Leonard

Joel Leonard is a recognized leader at building pipelines of skilled technicians and helping grow respect and appreciation of the maintenance profession. With over 30 years of professional experience, Joel has helped all types of people, from ex-offenders looking for jobs, to C-Suite executives looking for talent, as well as top government and educational leaders looking to grow talent pools to retain and attract employers.

For over 15 years Joel has adopted the skills and maintenance crises as his life's mission. From speaking at international conferences, speaking before US Congress, on CNBC, NPR, creating an online TV Show, writing hundreds of columns about solutions to skills gap and working in the trenches of building pipelines of skilled technicians in aviation, machining and maintenance sectors. In 2014 Joel helped set up a makerspace in Greensboro, an effort which resulted in the creation of 16 companies, 9 patents, and the placement of 50 job seekers.

Joel has counseled college presidents, executives, governmental leaders on how to build a stronger workforce and prepare for future talent needs. Joel has won numerous American Business Publication Editors awards for his editorial columns. He has received additional awards, including the VFW Americanism Award, Greensboro Community Foundation Game-Changer Award, and the Conover Citizenship Award.

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