2006 Press and Events
Board and Consortium Newsletter (7/06 - 1/07)
January 19, 2007 - Click here for the Newsletter
December 13, 2006: The Focus is Manufacturing in Bristol / New Britain - Recently the US Department of Labor, CT Department of Labor, the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Capital Workforce Partners met with area manufacturers at J.Timothy's Restaurant in Plainville, CT. The purpose of the meeting was to listen to CT manufacturers' challenges in the areas of training and retention and identify opportunities for competitive advantages.
November 16, 2006 - Workplace Forum - Training and Education Grants (Bristol) - Nancy Blanchett (l) one of the owners of Ultimate Wire Forms located in Forestville, CT, attended one of The Workplace Forum programs sponsored by The Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Cindy Scoville (center), Business Service Consultant for Workforce Development from the Central Connecticut Chamber explains how employer groups can maximize the talent of their workforce by tapping into the training and education grants that are available through Capital Workforce Partners. Dawn Leger (r), Acting Director of Workforce Development from Bristol Career Center Tunxis Community College explains how the Career Center has the right programs to help any employer get started in their customized training opportunities.
November 16, 2006 - Dynamics Works Training Stars!! - Congratulations to Barbara Fox of Career TEAM Core Services, Marlo Smith, Adult Program Support Specialist and Carlos Ruiz, Systems Manager at Capital Workforce Partners for completing the CORE Certification program initiated by Dynamic Works. The program required the completion of 10 on-line training courses and results in nationally-recognized certification.
CWP Contributes to Meaningful Dialogue at Hartford Public Library
November 8 & 16, 2006 - Future Workforce Issues and Hiring and Working with Immigrants were two recent "conversations" held at Hartford Public Library. The first, moderated by CWP Youth Services Director and City Councilman Jim Boucher, featured a panel of private sector, education and community leaders - and presented the challenges facing both young people and area businesses as we look toward the future workforce pipeline. At the second event, CWP Pres. and CEO Tom Phillips offered some key statistics regarding immigration in our city, state and region, and led a panel including Attorny Annette Brigsted, CT DOL Wage Enforcement Agent, Blair Betaccini and Multicultural Educ. and Gender Equity Consultant, Dr. WIlliam Howe.
October 26, 2006 - New Britain Launches Next Round of Future Workforce Investment System Internships - Continuing on a successful model of internships, funded through Capital Workforce Partners and an earmark from Congresswoman Nancy Johnson, The New Britain Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with OIC and CCSU's ITBD training facility launched a new round of internships for select New Britain students.
September 28, 2006 - New Board Members Meet at Autumn Meeting at the Lyceum - New Board members met prior to a full Board meeting at the Lyceum in Hartford. The Capital Workforce Executive Committee, Board and Consortium of Elected Officials meet regularly to discuss key issues, legislative priorities and approve actions that impact workforce development in our region.
September 28th , 2006 - Congratulations to Byron Raynor, along with the other five Dream Resume winners in our Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program - Byron is shown here at the Lyceum in Hartford, along with Program Coordinator, Dennis Mink and Artists Collective's Cheryl Smith - at the Capital Workforce Partners Board Meeting. Byron, and the others received customized packages of books and gifts to support their career desires.
September 19, 2006 - New CTWorks One-Stop Satellite at Capital Community College - A new Career Center One-Stop has opened in Downtown Hartford to assist job seekers and businesses in meeting their needs. The grand opening was Tuesday, September 19th. For Business Services, the office will be open on Wednesdays, staffed by Susan MacKay, Business Services Representative. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Latisa Alexander will be available to answer job and career-related questions of students and other Hartford area residents. The new satellite is located in the college on the third floor, Room 312. Pictured in the photo above (l-r) Susan MacKay, CBIA, Business Services Representative; Ray Grasso and Latisa Alexander, Catholic Charities. Click here to visit the Capital Community College website.
September 15, 2006 - The Focus is Job Training - The Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce hosted an event to welcome the newly appointed Commissioner of Labor, Patricia Mayfield. Area employers discussed their concerns and ideas with the commissioner regarding job training and education.
August 3 , 2006 - The Reverend Jesse Jackson visited the teens at Blue Hills Civic Association on “In Service” Day – Part of Capital Workforce Partners’ Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program.
July 18 , 2006 - Leaders Recognized for Their Commitment to Youth - Representatives Toni Walker (New Haven) and Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey (Hartford) are recognized by the Connecticut Workforce Development Council (comprised of the state's five Workforce Investment Boards) for their unwavering commitment to the state's youth and youth employment.
July 10, 2006 - Joining Together to Strengthen Their Commitment to Bristol Area Workforce - Signing a Memorandum of Understanding, the Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Capital Workforce Partners collectively agreed to address workforce development challenges through the use of the CTWorks system, and to work together to raise awareness for workforce issues as well as identify solutions that work toward the economic development of the region. In the photo above is (Back Row l-r) Angelo D'Alfonso and Cindy Scoville, Bristol Chamber of Commerce and members of the region's Business Services Team; (Front Row l-r)
John Leone, Jr. , Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce President and Thomas Philllips,
Capital Workforce Partners President and CEO.
July 7, 2006 - Hopitality Skills Center to Open in December - Press Release
June 19, 2006 - Urban League's Phoenix Academy Creates Opportunities in New Britain - Tobiann Hall is one of 16 graduates of the Pharmacy Technician program. Presenting the certificates were Richard Mullins, Managing Director of CCSU's ITBD (l), Jackie McGravey of Capital Workforce Partners, Paulette Fox of OIC (not shown), Richard Gruber and Diane Augustine of the Urban League and Idaniz Guzman, the Youth Coordinator.
Week of May 15, 2006 - The YES Academy accentuated its training sessions with a city-wide summary workshop held in the City Hall Council Chambers in Hartford. Facilitating this event were, Anthony Griffin from Anthony’s Clothing and ANT Business Concepts; Juan Colon from Aetna’s University Relations; Paulette Fox from OIC, Inc. of New Britain (pictured above); Dayl Walker from CBIA and Elizabeth Ceriello and Penny Christy from EntrepreneursNow, Inc. After the week of June 5th, the spring 2006 YES Academy program will conclude and the youths who participated will be better equipped to market their skills to prospective private sector businesses for summer employment. Businesses large and small have been identified, eager to hire these YES Academy graduates because they know they are well prepared for the workplace. If you are interested in hiring a YES Academy graduate, contact Dennis Mink at 860-522-1111 x343.
April 28 , 2006 - Capital Workforce Partners and the City of Hartford’s Health and Human Services hosted this year's annual Hartford’s Job Developers Consortium Employer Recognition event. Businesses recognized at this year's event were: Aramark Aviation Services – Bradley Airport; Bank of Boston Tax Processing Center – Windsor; C & S Wholesale Groceries – Windsor; HomeGoods – Bloomfield; CarMax – Hartford; KidKare Temporary Staffing – Hartford; Mohegan Sun – Uncasville; Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation – Foxwoods – Ledyard.
Businesses were nominated by the Consortium's membership and they look to continue and enhance the business relationships developed within the greater Hartford community. Pictured to the left are Ramon Rajano and James "Jobs" Johnson of the City of Hartford - and the Job Developers Consortium co-chairs, Sue Byars and Janet Gemmiti. They are holding the Proclamation from the Governor, stating April 28th as Job Developers Consortium Day for the State of Connecticut.
April 27, 2006 – Last Call for Legislative ACTION for Much Needed Summer Youth Employment Funding - The Hall of Flags area at the State Capitol was filled to capacity with hundreds of students, parents and youth advocates from throughout the Hartford and New Haven areas. In addition to listening to many State Representatives and Senators express their commitment to youth, students wrote and distributed letters to the Governor and others.