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13th Annual CT Learns and Works Conference is May 18 at Water's Edge in Westbrook
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For immediate release
April 25, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, Will Today's Skills Meet the Needs of Tomorrow's Workplace? Attendees of the 13th annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference will exam this question and more on May 18 at the Water's Edge in Westbrook. The conference will run from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and is sponsored by the Connecticut Departments of Education and Labor.

Featuring a keynote address by Barbara Reinhold, internationally-known career coach and counselor, the conference will include a series of morning and afternoon workshops - Finding Your Future; Innovative Initiatives in Connecticut's High Schools; Manufacturing is Still Alive in Connecticut; Redefining Retirement; Bridges to Self-Sufficiency for Vulnerable Young Adults; Digital Portfolios: Making Resumes Come Alive; For Career Success - Know Your Blind Spots, You're the Boss, and Deal or No Deal - How Do You Decide?

Also participating in the conference will be Claudia Shelton, a psychologist, licensed professional counselor and educator and founder and president of the Hopewell Group - which provides strategic development strategies to high performing corporate executives and organizations. Jean Jackson, director of the Entrepreneurial Center of the Hartford College for Women, will also serve as a presenter.

There is room still available; however, attendance is limited to 250 and last year's event was sold out. Attendees can earn .4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by attending the conference for the full day.

The $75 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and a buffet luncheon. Registration may be accomplished online at www.ctlearnsandworks.org  or by calling the Department of Labor's Job Development Unit at (860) 263-6280. 

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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