Recently, Capital Workforce Partners, KRA client-partner for the operation of the American Job Center (AJC) for Connecticut’s North Central Region, held its Annual Workforce Stars Breakfast and Awards Ceremony. Two of the award winners, Daniel Rivera and Gus Marks-Hamilton, were jobseeker-customers nominated by Mark Allen, AJC/KRA Free to Succeed Retention Specialist.
KRA President & CEO Knowlton R. Atterbeary and KRA Vice President & COO Patrick Boxall were among the nearly 200 attendees, gathered to honor the achievements and commitment of area career-driven youth, businesses committed to workforce development, and adult career-seekers who have re-entered the workforce.
CWP President & CEO Thomas Phillips opened the ceremony, focusing on “the future of work”, saying he hoped the award recipients, and all attendees, would leave the celebration even more inspired to continue their valuable work on behalf of the Region’s jobseekers, employers, and the community-at-large.
Keynote speaker Adam Davidson—co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money, New York Times Magazine economic columnist, and consultant to Adam Mackay, Director of the Academy Award winning film, The Big Short—spoke on the new “gig” economy and what Hollywood can teach us about the future of work.
Read our Workforce Stars’ inspiring second-chance success stories here!