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Breakout Sessions

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Session 1

  • What It Takes to Be MASS Competitive: Lisa Carchia, Director of Workforce Development for the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges
  • Employer-School Partnerships: Investing in A Stronger Workforce: Odile Dilone and John Thomas, Capital Community College

Session 2

  • Professional Learning Communities: Aligning K-12, Community College, and Workforce Partners to Ensure Student Success: Stephanie Davolos, Achieving the Dream

Session 3

  • Meeting the Moment: Opportunities to Achieve an Inclusive Economic Recovery in New England: Kaitlyn Bean: Senior Program Officer, SkillWorks, The Boston Foundation, Jim Boucher: Chief Strategy Officer, Capital Workforce Partners, and Yasmin Fallahkhair, State Network Manager, National Skills Coalition

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 4

  • Building on Students’ Strengths to Chart a Personalized Path to Career Advancement for Immigrants: Pesha Black, Director of ESOL, Holyoke Community College

Session 5

  • Jobs in Digital Healthcare: Engaging, Upskilling, Reskilling, and Advocating for Underrepresented and Underserved Demographics: Bruce Mendelsohn, Resource Development Coordinator, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board
  • Learning Without Boundaries – Collaborating with Employers through Hybrid Apprenticeship Programs: Dr. Kristen Miller, Vice President of Academic Affairs, White Mountains Community College

Session 6

  • Growing Corporate Partnerships for You and Your Students Through Short-Term Tech Credentials: Ben Williams, Ph.D., Director, Workforce Development, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

12:50 - 1:35 p.m.

Session 7

  • Thriving Teams: Preventing Burnout in the Workplace: Colleen DelVecchio, Career and Executive Coach

Session 8

  • Noncredit to Credit Alignment: Results of National Community of Practice: Dianne Palter Gill, Ed.D., Dean, North Shore Community College, Annie Phillips, Education Strategy Group, Calista Smith, Coach, Education Strategy Solutions, Lori A. Vinci, Dean, North Shore Community College

Session 9

  • A “How To” On Staying Effective and Productive in Online Settings: Dr. Zhewei Gregory, Managing Director, the National Student Clearinghouse, Wayne Johnson, Advanced Automation Corporation (AAC), and Rob Vitello, Associate Director of Business Development, Bristol Community College
  • Building the Next Generation of Supply Chain Automation and Industry 4.0 Technicians: Neil Reddy, CEO and co-founder, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and Richard Brooks, Vice President, Technical Education Products, Inc.