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What Color is Your Parachute? Author Will Address CT Learns and Works Conference
Richard Bolles will share insight with education and employment professionals

For immediate release
February 6, 2008

WETHERSFIELD - His books have been must read resources for nearly four decades. What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Bolles revolutionized the way Americans go about looking for work with its original publication in 1970, and, with each annual edition, gone on to become the most popular and best-selling career planning and job hunting tools in history.

Bolles, a nationally acclaimed expert in the job-hunting field, will bring his insight into the process, talk about his experiences, and offer advice to attendees when he serves as keynote speaker of the14th annual CT Learns and Works Conference taking place May 16 at the Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook.

Aimed at educators, counselors, employment and training specialists and business people interested in career and workforce development issues, the conference, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is sponsored by the State Department of Education, Connecticut Labor Department and the  Connecticut Career Resource Network.

Titled “Next Generation Careers: Preparing for Success,” the conference will feature a series of morning and afternoon workshops:
Online Financial Literacy and Personal Finance for Middle and High School Students; Increasing the Likelihood of College Success for Economically Disadvantaged, ESL, or First Generation Students; Great Jobs in the Insurance and Financial Services Industries; Interest Assessment Tools; Challenges and Successes for Diverse Populations in the Working World; How Schools Can Prepare for Next Generation Careers; Helping High School Students with Disabilities Transition to College, and Manufacturing’s Gone High-Tech in Connecticut.

There is a $75 registration fee for the event, which includes a continental breakfast and a buffet luncheon.  Individuals interested in registering or learning more about the Conference can check online at 

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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