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122: Fair Chances for People, Planet, and Technology with Sam Drong of Repowered

Published October 11, 2022
Run time: 00:45:58
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Repowered (formerly Tech Dump and Tech Discounts) is a local industry leader in electronics recycling and refurbishing, and their Senior Director of ITAD Processing, Sam Drong, joins the show to share what fair chances for people, planet, and technology look like.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the acronym ITAD means
  • Why Repowered “dumped” their previous name
  • What digital equity is and why it’s growing
  • What skills a digital native might lack
  • How smartphones have become an equalizer in the growing digital divide
  • What a job through Repowered’s Workforce Readiness Program looks like
  • What is considered e-waste
  • What Repowered does with business’ recycled devices and why you should check out their storefronts

This episode is brought to you by The Jed Mahonis Group, where we make sense of mobile app development with our non-technical approach to building custom mobile software solutions. Learn more at https://jmg.mn.

Recorded August 31, 2022 | Edited by Jordan Daoust | Produced by Jenny Karkowski

Show Links

Repowered’s website | https://getrepowered.org

Sam Drong on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/samdrong/

Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/

Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group

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