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Connecticut Takes the Lead: Employment, Education, and the Generations

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Free One Hour Event Features Three Innovations

Connecticut has one of the oldest workforce and populations in the country. Our state’s increasingly multi-generational workplace creates opportunities to build on our generational strengths. Learn how three Connecticut employment and education programs are making generations work, including AARP Connecticut, at a free event on the University of Connecticut Hartford Campus on Friday, Nov. 8, beginning at 5 p.m. with a welcome reception followed by the panel conversations from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a half-hour closing reception. Additional details, including how to register, is available at the UConn Department of Public Policy site.

Marci Alboher of, one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends, will serve as moderator. Alboher is a former New York Times columnist and author of the Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.

Panel One: Generation2Generation
Learn how the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPPS) is advocating for invigorating K-12 learning with inter-generational mentoring, and bringing the generations together through reading. Panelists: Dr. Christopher Clouet (Superintendent, Shelton) and Fran Rabinowitz (Executive Director, CAPPS)

Panel Two: Manufacturing: A Second Act
Learn how AARP Connecticut and Connecticut's colleges and high schools have teamed up to take a multifaceted, inter-generational approach to meet the needs of Connecticut's thriving manufacturing industry. Panelists: Marilyn Diaz (Executive Council, AARP Connecticut), Melanie Hoben (Director of Workforce Development, Goodwin College) and Richard DuPont (Director of Community & Campus Relations, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Housatonic Community College)

Panel Three: What is Your Encore?
Learn how alumni of the UConn Department of Public Policy’s Encore!Connecticut are taking their corporate skills and experience to impactful managerial and professional careers in Connecticut’s nonprofit sector. Panelists: Joan Barere (Encore class of 2013; now Director, Office of Grants Administration & Strategic Partnerships, City of Hartford), Roy Mainelli (Encore class of 2013; now Director, Career Pathways Employment Program, Journey Home), Kathleen Kiley (Encore class of 2016; now Communications Manager, Grace Farms Foundation) and Nancy Brennan (Encore class of 2012; now Senior Vice President & Regional Director, National Executive Service Corps)

  • Friday, November 8, 2019, from 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • University of Connecticut Hartford Campus - Zachs Atrium
  • Register here
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