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Please join us in Worcester on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel to learn about the findings from our research that are highlighted in our report “Promoting Success” and participate in some action planning with regionally-based colleagues.

• Understand how employers make decisions on who to promote in their businesses and how they support staff retention and career growth
• Get tips on how to train young people to take charge of their trajectory in employment opportunities and how to change the narrative around taking risks
• Meet professionals in your region who are preparing young people for work and share strategies on how to best prepare them for their next job

Forum Program

Welcome: Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

CommCorp Research Presenters:

  • Naome Jeanty, Research and Evaluation Manager
  • Raija Vaisanen, Director of Research

Compelling Conversation Participants: Employer and Youth Serving Organization representatives respond to our research findings and share their experience.

  • Rick LaFerriere, Lead Manager, Workforce Initiatives at CVS Health
  • Colleen Moran, Director, Workforce Programs at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Sam Putnam, Work-Based Learning Leader at Future Chefs
  • Ana West, Program Director at New England Farm Workers’ Council

Following the conversation, we will have regionally organized roundtable discussions.

Light refreshments will be available.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workforce-forum-what-it-takes-to-move-beyond-an-entry-level-job-tickets-50452635190