Tuesday, May 7, 2013                                             5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Hartford Public Library
Center for Contemporary Culture
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

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Heather Brandon
Director of Civic Media                                             The Connecticut News Project/WNPR

          The Skills Gap: A Connecticut News Project Forum

Demand for "middle skills" jobs in the state is strong, and will likely remain so for years to come. These jobs--which require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree--could be key to our state's economic growth. Does Connecticut have a workforce prepared to fill them?

Join us for an insightful forum on the skills gap, moderated by John Dankosky of WNPR, and taped for later broadcast on Where We Live.

Featured speakers:

Leticia Colon, Hartford Hospital Community Relations and Special Projects, and owner of Energy Efficiency Solutions, LLC                                                    Frank Gulluni, Director, Manufacturing Technology Center, Asnuntuck Community College                                                                                                      Deb Migneault, Connecticut Commission on Aging, Legislative and Community Liaison                                                                                                                           Kim Oliver, Manager, Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.

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Continue the skills gap discussion and  learn where the job opportunities are and how to access existing training programs to qualify for them.

Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

You are invited to partake in a conversation at Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street.  Refreshments and light lunch will be served.  Register here: http://workforcedialogue.eventbrite.com/# or email hartfordmatters@hplct.org

This forum is part of the Community Information Hub, a partnership that includes The Connecticut News Project, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford Public Library, and WNPR.

Funding for the forum comes from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and The Wyomissing Foundation.

Photo credit: Chion Wolf