“Creating Success Today for Tomorrow’s Careers” is the theme of this year’s
Connecticut Learns and Works Conference to be held at the Water’s Edge in
Westbrook from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8.
The conference is sponsored by the
Connecticut Department of Labor, the State Department of Education,
the Connecticut Career Resource Network and also by the state’s Community
College System and the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Krumboltz, professor of Education and Psychology at Stanford University, will
kick-off the morning with a keynote address that explores ways to empower
individuals to capitalize on unpredictable events in their
careers in what he terms “happenstance”.
Krumboltz is a Fellow of the
American Psychological Association and the American Association for the
Advancement of Science. He has received on three occasions the Outstanding
Research Award from the American Counseling Association and the prestigious
Leona Tyler Award -- the nation’s foremost recognition in the field of
“Now in its 15th
consecutive run, this event is noted for attracting well-known and insightful
speakers who offer workshops that are relevant to
educators, counselors, employment and
training specialists and others interested in career and workforce development,”
noted conference chair John Tirinzonie, who
also serves as Job Development Director at the Department of Labor. “This year
we our privileged to have a nationally renowned author and career counseling
consultant as our keynote speaker,” he added.
A series of
morning and afternoon workshops will include a variety of topics, including
Greening Connecticut’s Workforce; Hollywood East Initiative; Manufacturing
Today; Marine Science/Aquaculture; Diversity Competency; Health Careers; 21st
Century Skills; Connecticut’s Connect-Ability Initiative.
There is a $75 registration fee for the event, which includes a continental
breakfast and buffet luncheon. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be
provided on request. To register or learn more about the conference, please
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535