“The Greening of the Workforce” Discussed at
CT Learns & Works Conference
For immediate release
May 5, 2009
“Going Green,” a lifestyle that environmentalists tell us we must adopt now to
preserve our natural resources for the future, will be just one of the topics to
be discussed at the 15th annual Connecticut Learns and Works
Conference sponsored to be held this Friday.
number of businesses in this state and nation are embracing best “green”
business practices into their workforce, especially since “green” jobs are
expected to continue to grow in this state,” noted State Labor Commissioner
Patricia H. Mayfield. “Our entire country is becoming increasingly aware of the
need to “go green,” and in response to this interest, a team of experts on the
subject will tackle this topic and the implications it holds for our future
One of the
panelists will be Nicholas Jolly, an economist in the Connecticut Department of
Labor’s Office of Research who recently authored an article, How Green is
Connecticut’s Economy? which appeared in the statewide Economic Digest.
Sponsored by the
Connecticut Department of Labor, the State
Department of Education, the Connecticut Career Resource Network, the state’s
Community College System and the Department of Economic and Community
Development, the conference will be held from
8:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. on Friday, May 8 at the
Water’s Edge in Westbrook.
Krumboltz, a professor of Education and Psychology at Stanford University, will
begin the educational conference with a keynote centering on his theory of “happenstance”—
the role that unpredictable events play in shaping one’s career choice.
Additional workshops will include:
Connecticut’s Connect-Ability Initiative; CT’s Marine Science/Aquaculture
Careers, Programs and Opportunities; Manufacturing Today – Building
Tomorrow’s Workforce; Lights, Camera, Action: Developing a Trained
Workforce for the Motion Picture, Broadcast Television and Digital Media
Industries; Empowering, Educating & Providing Students with a Foundation for
Success in Health Careers; Integrating 21st Century Skills in the
Classroom; and Diversity Competency in Education in the Workplace.
details about the CT Learns and Works Conference can be found online at
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535