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16th Annual CT Learns & Works Conference Features Jean D. Williams as Keynoter

For immediate release
April 6, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - There’s a practical solution for fixing the United States’ current economic troubles, according to Jean D. Williams, the featured speaker at the 16th annual CTLearns and Works Conference taking place May 14 at the Water’s Edge in Westbrook.

 

As Williams, the founder of the Web site 5milliongreenjobs.org sees it, creativity and positioning this country toward a greener economy – where jobs will flourish and residents can find what he calls “viable careers with livable wages” – is the answer. 

 

A1992 graduate of the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, In 1992, Williams launched 5milliongrenjobs.org-- an online source for essential services for anyone seeking “green” employment. Prior to launching the Web site, he worked for such Fortune 500 companies as Circon/ACMI, General Electric Newsub/Synapse (a division of Time Warner and Wall Street Search Marketing).

 

Titled “Imagine More - Reinventing Connecticut, Launching a New Decade of Innovation,” the conference, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is aimed at educators, counselors, employment and training specialists and business people interested in career and workforce development issues. It is sponsored by the State Department of Education, Connecticut Labor Department and the Connecticut Career Resource Network.
 

A series of morning and afternoon workshops: will be featured, including during the conference: Jobs in Green Careers; Green Education Initiatives; Employers Investing in Youth; Innovative Programs for Youth; Next Generation Virtual Workers; Real Game/Smart Options Digital; Concepts for Career Pathways, and Entrepreneurship: A Two-Pronged Approach.


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 www.ctlearnsandworks.org

Media contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535


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