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).
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
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
Nancy Steffens (860)