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Nationally Renowned Speaker To Address CT Learns & Works Conference May 8
For immediate release
April 15, 2009

WETHERSFIELD, – “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.

Dr. John 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”. Dr. 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 counseling psychology.

“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 visit

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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