Ron J Stefanski

Host DisruptED Advanced Manufacturing

Ron Stefanski has spent his impressive three decade career elevating access to education and removing the barriers of entry that deny educational opportunities for others. His passion for e-learning has built a career, but more importantly, it has enriched thousands of lives. Ron is, at his heart, an educator, a story teller, a connector, and an innovator.


Bachelor of Arts, with Honors - English Literature and Art History
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How McDonald’s is Educating Their Employees for Greater Success.

Ron Stefanski - October 22, 2022

In this episode of DisruptED, host Ron Stefanski joins Lisa Schumacher, Director of Education Strategies at McDonalds, and Ron Williams, McDonalds Operations Director. Schumacher discusses the education support programs at McDonald's and Williams offers a first-hand account of how his employment and education have launched his career.

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Advanced Manufacturing Edition

3D Printing: Is it the Answer to More Efficient Manufacturing?

Ron Stefanski - October 21, 2022

In the final and 3rd episode of DisruptED's special manufacturing edition, host Ron Stefanski continues the conversation on 3D printing with CEO and Founder of Divergent and Czinger Vehicles, Kevin Czinger, and U.S.

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How the Special Olympics is Helping Eliminate Early Educational Bias

Ron Stefanski - October 20, 2022

A pediatrician by trade and Chief Medical Officer for the Special Olympics International, Dr.Alicia Bazzano, witnesses firsthand biased thinking around the population of individuals with disabilities.

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Advanced Manufacturing Edition

Why Industry Partnerships Are Critical for Successful Dialysis Medtech Disruption

Ron Stefanski - October 19, 2022

If a small manufacturing organization wants to be a disruptor, embracing industry 4.0 is essential.

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Grit Podcast - Episode 8: Ron Stefanski

Ron Stefanski - August 19, 2021

Ron Stefanski, executive director for strategic partnerships at Centric Learning, has changed the lives of thousands of at-risk kids. But it was his personal mentorship of one Detroit teen that gave him perspective on a 30-year-old tragedy in his own life. Hear his story.

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Bridging the Gap: Penn Foster’s Upskill Detroit Movement

Ron Stefanski - August 7, 2019

A panel of influential community leaders share their ideas for how business and public sector partners can unite to upskill Detroit's workforce. The event, Skills Forward: Detroit, joined LinkedIn Policy Analyst Aaron Moore; Vice President of Education for Detroit Regional Chamber Greg Handel; and Automation Alley COO Pavan Muzumdar together to further the conversation around revitalizing Detroit's workforce and making it a destination for middle-skilled talent.

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