Essential Skills and Work Habits in Action Conclusion - Employer Messages

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Essential Skills and Work Habits in Action Video
Conclusion: Employer Messages
Location/Activity: Jim Lang's Office

Jim Lang, President, Lang & Akroyd Productions: [Screenshot of Jim sitting on his office chair; his desk and computer are behind him. He moves his hands as he speaks.] Our business has two distinct but related themes. On the one side we do educational training programs often for entrepreneurship and for youth, on the other side we do production. On the youth side and on the production side I need people to advocate for themselves. I need to know their strengths and their weaknesses. I need them to tell me their strengths and weaknesses. What can we do to help you learn better?

Jim Lang, President, Lang & Akroyd Productions: [Screenshot of four students working on building an interlocking patio underneath a wooden pergola.] I've always said to the youth that these skills are not just for the workplace. [Screenshot of a landscaping student writing down the names of the plants in the school's greenhouse.]
They're going to translate into every aspect of your life [Screenshot of an automotive service technician in the shop.] [Screenshot of a nursery and greenhouse worker using a calculator] - to your home, to your community; whatever you do, [Screenshot of Jim in his office.] whatever your challenges are, these skills are going to help you meet them and be a more productive and contributing member of society.

Location/Activity: Red Cloud Studios

Jennifer Podernski, Executive Producer, Red Cloud Studios: [Screenshot of Jennifer sitting on a stool in her studio. A television screen is in the background showing the Aboriginal Achievement Awards.] Well my business is called Red Cloud Studios Inc. And it's an independent production company [Screenshot of a downtown Toronto street] basically committed to producing content that is either Aboriginal focused, [Jennifer walks down the sidewalk and enters her office building] or that brings an Aboriginal team together [Screenshot of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation sign] to tell a story [Screenshot of Jennifer on a stool in her studio] and create content for all platforms.
Jennifer Podernski, Executive Producer, Red Cloud Studios: [Screenshot of Jennifer sitting at her desk speaking on the telephone] If you could pull us that, that would be awesome.
Jennifer Podernski, Executive Producer, Red Cloud Studios: [Screenshot of a television screen with a female artist playing her guitar] At the moment I'm producing a show called the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. It is my third year. So today we're in the edit suite [Screenshot of Jennifer in the editing suite] and it's an amazing place to be in terms of all of the minds [Screenshot of Jennifer on a stool in her studio] coming together, the people that have worked on the project for the past eleven months. [Screenshot of Jennifer in the editing suite. There is a large television screen with the Aboriginal Achievement Awards playing. Jennifer is in front of a desk with a computer. A male is sitting on a chair in the room.] A lot of the things that we are focusing on today outside of the creative element [Screenshot of the back of the editing suite where we see another male sitting behind three computer screens] are everything from programming and digitizing [Screenshot of Jennifer on a stool in her studio] all of the footage into the computer and bringing that knowledge forward from the editor [Screenshot of the male at the back of the editing suite working on his computers] and from the producers. There`s a lot of writing; [Screenshot of Jennifer at her desk. She is reviewing material from a book while working on her laptop] we`re following a script. [Screenshot of Jennifer writing in the book] We`re doing cuts from the script that translate into the edit. [Screenshot of broadcast schedule on the computer] We`re working very closely with the schedule in terms of our post-production schedule [Screenshot of Jennifer looking over the shoulder of a man working at a computer. They converse with each other.] because everything that we do here at the edit suite [Screenshot of Jennifer on a stool in her studio] really affects our budget, so we have to follow a template we`ve created, you know, over the last few months that keep us on budget and keep us really focused on the task at hand.
Jennifer Podernski, Executive Producer, Red Cloud Studios: [Screenshot of Jennifer in a studio room.] I would say that in my position as executive producer [Screenshot of Jennifer speaking to a male worker who is sitting at his desk.] one of the major skills that comes into play [Screenshot of Jennifer on a stool in her studio] is problem solving. Every day I put out various fires that either occur through production or just simple things like miscommunications and [Screenshot of Jennifer sitting at her desk while another worker is across the room working at her computer.] our days in the edit suite especially focus on problem solving. [Jennifer gets up from her desk and moves across the room to speak with the other worker.] I personally am interested in people who have an open heart and an open mind. I believe that it`s important to recognize everybody`s strengths [Screenshot of Jennifer on a stool in her studio] and of course, recognize your own weaknesses. I think that`s the only way of getting a job done, and I find that we have a team that does that very well especially because we are able to communicate openly. We argue a lot, but at the end of the day those arguments end up becoming a great idea.