WESTBROOK — The Connecticut Labor Department’s annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference Friday aimed at helping job placement and training professionals understand work and employment trends.
This year’s keynote speaker is Haddam resident Ken Gronbach a nationally-recognized expert and futurist in the field of demography and generational marketing. Gronbach is the author of several books and is known for his ability to accurately forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural and political phenomena.
The conference, titled Transitioning for a Restructured Economy, will be held Friday at the Waters Edge Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is sponsored by the State Department of Education, Connecticut Labor Department and the Connecticut Career Resource Network
The conference will feature a series of morning and afternoon workshops including: 21st Century Progressive Manufacturing Practices; Personal Finance from College to Career – How to Get the Information to Stick; Using Labor Market Information for Career Planning; Create Your Own Job – Start a Small Business/Entrepreneurship; Mentoring Programs Developed by Youth Leaders; Jobseekers: Coping with Stress While Creating a Future; Public Health Career Pathways Offer Choices; and High School Internship Programs – Opportunities and Challenges..
Details about the Connecticut Learns and Works Conference can be found online at:www. ctlearnsandworks.com