2005 Press and Events
December 1, 2005 - Student Advocacy Day at the State Capitol
“We are your future workforce. If you want us to help you, you need to help us.” The rallying cry for continued financial support for summer youth employment and learning programs was heard loud and clear at an advocacy event at the State Capitol. Attending the event were more than 50 students from central Connecticut along with a host of legislators including Marie Kirkeley-Bey and Toni Walker. Department of Labor Commissioner, Shaun Cashman spoke at the event which concluded with a call to action to all to sign petitions in preparation for submission for a bill when the legislators return to session in February.
August 2005 - Jazz Cruise Sails to Success at Union Place
While flooding of the Connecticut River prevented this year’s cruise from setting sail, the fundraiser for Summer Youth Employment and Learning Programs still raised over $15,000 in sponsorships, ticket sales and silent auction proceeds. And better yet, a good time was had by all. A special thanks goes to MC Dennis Mink and our guest speakers – Damion Morgan of ICR and his student Pedro Rivera, and Orchid Deer-Dolomba from Aetna Foundation and her former YES Academy student and now Aetna employee, Aja Wilson.
And a very special thanks to our sponsors: Pratt & Whitney, Education
Management Corporation, OPP, Aetna Foundation, CBIA, CareerTEAM, Goodwin College, CCSU Foundation, Webster Bank, Ellen Brown – Youth Committee Co-Chair, Trumpf, Inc. and CPEC.
August 25, 2005
Anthony Griffin, President and Founder of the innovative business concepts program for youth "Affecting New Thoughts (ANT) shares a smile with Momma Cheryl Smith of the Artists Collective in honor of the 2005 graduating class of student entrepreneurs. Eighteen area youth developed business plans, including financial models, income projections and more at this 6-week program funded through Capital Workforce Partners' Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program.
August 12, 2005 - Junior Art Makers (JAM) Summer Program Culminates with Fashion Show to the Sounds of Crunch Time - Youth participating in the Southend Community Services / OPP programs explore the world of fashion and music.
August 11, 2005 - Media Coverage at the Riverfront
Six weeks of learning about the river, boating safety, wildlife, teamwork and job readiness - the program led by Vi Beaudreau and his team encourages youth to consider science in their career future. Thanks to the great facilities and support of Riverfront Recapture, this program is truly a gem in the Summer Youth Learning and Employment Program.
August 10, 2005 - It's Thumbs Up from the Youth at the Urban League
Meet the youth who completed the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program at the Greater Hartford Urban League. Their focus for the 6-weeks was in computer training, culminating with a group Powerpoint presentation shared at this celebration. (Back left is Dennis Mink who heads up the program at Capital Workforce Partners and back right is George Sutherland who leads the Greater Hartford Urban League).
June 23, 2005 - Urban League Graduation Celebration
Students were eager to share their success stories with their peers who have completed Pharmacy Technician, A+ Certification and Medical Records training programs administered by Capital Workforce Partners at the Urban League of Greater Hartford.
June 15, 2005 - City of Hartford Congratulates Hartford Residents Who Graduated From College This Year
Congratulating over 85 residents who are newly armed with a college degree, Mayor Eddie A. Perez along with others delivered special certificates of recognition and celebrated with a roomful of smiling faces at the Crowne Plaza. Capital Workforce Partners staffed a job opportunities table at the event.
May 26, 2005 - Tunxis Community College Awards Career Ladder Graduates
Six students of the Customer Service Representative Program at Tunxis Community College received certificates along with three Continuing Education Credits. The graduates will be applying for jobs as customer service representatives in the Bristol area. The program was customized to provide training in the early evening for working students.