2014 CWC Conference

11th Annual Sharing Skills – Building Connections

Date Thursday, May 1, 2014

Location Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

The theme of this year’s Sharing Skills~Building Connections conference was Pathways to Success for all participants.  No matter what barriers participants face, with the right supports, education, and training they can take the steps toward their next level of employment.  This conference showcased the promising practices developed across a range of providers serving youth and adults who are looking to attain economic independence for themselves and their families.  Conference attendees learned about programs and strategies designed to create pathways that allow participants to enter and advance in the labor market while also meeting local employers’ needs for quality workers.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ellen Ferraro

Director of Systems Architecture, Design and Integration for the Integrated Defense Systems division of Raytheon Company

STEM Pathways in Massachusetts: Dr. Ellen Ferraro is the Director of Systems Architecture, Design and Integration for the Integrated Defense Systems division of Raytheon Company at their Tewksbury, MA location, and manages over 1,200 people supporting all aspects of systems engineering. Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion, is a technology and innovation leader with a history of over 89 years. Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Raytheon Company employs 68,000 people worldwide. Raytheon Company and Dr. Ferraro are strong advocates of building the local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) talent pipeline.

Conference Materials

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Note: materials are available to only those who attended the conference.

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Thank you to our 2014 Conference Sponsors!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Boston Mayor’s Office of Jobs & Community Services (JCS)

Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association, Inc. (CHAPA)

Commonwealth Corporation

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

MA Department of Housing and Community Development

MA Housing Partnership (MHP)


Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC)

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP)

O’Neill & Associates

Raytheon Company

SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

State Street Corporation

United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

The TJX Companies, Inc.

2014 Conference Photos