Hartford Generation Work Launches Workforce Leaders Academy
Hartford, Conn. (November 7, 2017) — Hartford Generation Work has announced the inaugural class of the Workforce Leaders Academy (WLA). The WLA is a 12-month fellowship designed to improve the quantity, quality and sustainability of efforts to move young adults ages 18-29 to work. The WLA brings together national and local leaders on issues and best practices in sector-based workforce development and youth development, individual leadership development, exercises and tools to help participants understand how to develop, implement and sustain young adult employment initiatives.
The three-day opening retreat was held earlier this month at the Heritage Inn in Southbury, Conn. The 22 fellows engaged in systems work, initiative mapping, leadership development, and workforce development programs and insights. Guest presenters included Janice Urbanik from Partners for a Competitive Workforce in Cincinnati, OH; Makeeda Holley from District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund in Philadelphia, PA; Brenda Palms Barber from North Lawndale Employment Network in Chicago, IL; and, Patrick Flaherty from the CT Department of Labor.