2015 CWC Conference

12th Annual Sharing Skills – Building Connections

Date Thursday, May 7, 2015

Location Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

This year’s theme reflects the need for job seekers to be able to set both strategic short-term and long-term goals for their career. What it requires to be career ready today, versus five or ten years from now, will change due to labor market demands impacted by new technology and the need for higher skill levels. These ever present changes necessitate the ability of job seekers to both focus in the here and now, while also planning ahead for the next step.

Keynote Speaker

Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II oversees five labor and workforce development regulatory agencies: the Departments of Unemployment Assistance, Career Services, Labor Standards, Industrial Accidents, and Labor Relations. In addition, Secretary Walker manages Commonwealth Corporation– the Secretariat’s quasipublic state agency charged with administering work force training funds and the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification, which coordinates the efforts of multiple state agencies to eliminate fraudulent employment activities and level the playing field for all employers. Secretary Walker is responsible for directing and executing Governor Charles D. Baker’s agenda on workforce development and unemployment assistance, job creation, business services and labor. The Governor has appointed Secretary Walker to lead two initiatives that will advise him on meeting the needs of employers and targeted populations of unemployed residents. As chair of the Workforce Skills Cabinet, Secretary Walker will join his counterparts in Education and Economic Development in examining the state’s workforce development system and aligning economic and educational resources to the labor needs of employers. Secretary Walker will also lead a task force that is charged with improving access to jobs and training by populations that experience chronic rates of high unemployment.

Conference Materials

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Thank you to our 2015 Conference Sponsors!

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Boston Private Bank & Trust

Commonwealth Corporation

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation

Mayor’s Office, Jobs & Community Services

Mel King Institute for Community Building



State Street Bank & Foundation

TJX Companies

United Way

2015 Conference Photos