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Contact: Sandy Rodriguez - Capital Workforce Partners– A Member of CT Workforce Development Council
Phone: 860-522-1111x235  Email:srodriguez@capitalworkforce.org

MEDIA ALERT – November 18th           Statewide Policy Forum:
“Connecticut’s Workforce Challenge:  Supplying the Demand”
What:          A policy forum for Connecticut’s elected officials, business leaders, educators, and workforce experts
When:         Friday, November 18, 2005           8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where:        Saint Clement’s Castle, Portland, CT (near Middletown)

  • Connecticut is facing a skilled worker shortage that threatens the state’s competitive position
  • By coming together to understand the problems and discuss potential solutions, leaders can create an action plan to avert the crisis and strengthen Connecticut’s prospects
Why cover this event:             
  • Access to policymakers and business leaders
  • New insights into one of the key strategic issues facing all regions of CT
  • Press-friendly event with great photo opportunities
Program highlights:
8:30-9:00     Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15    Keynote Address:  Ed Barlow, nationally known futurist and President of Creating the Future, Inc. will help participating leaders envision and prepare for the workforce demands facing CT
10:15-10:30  Break, including photo ops and press ops
10:30-12:00  CEO Panel:  Steve Gunderson, a veteran of 16 years in Congress will lead a panel of 5 chief executives from premiere CT companies in an analysis of the employment, educational, and economic challenges of remaining competitive in the global marketplace
12:00-1:00   Lunch
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