Connecticut Takes the Lead

Connecticut Takes the Lead

Inter-generational Leaps in Employment and Education

Connecticut has one of the oldest workforce and populations in the country.
Our State’s increasingly multi-generational workplace creates opportunities to build on our generational strengths.
See how three Connecticut employment and education programs are making generations work!

Friday, November 8, 2019
5:00 – 7:00pm
University of Connecticut Hartford Campus

Marci Alboher (
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Moderated by Marci Alboher of
Author of the Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
A leading authority on the changing face of work.

5:00 - 5:30pm

Welcome Reception

5:30 - 5:50pm

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Generation to Generation: How to Live Forever Fund logo


Learn how Connecticut Public Schools are invigorating K-12 learning with inter-generational inclusion.

Dr. Christopher Clouet

Dr. Christopher Clouet
Shelton, CT

Fran Rabinowitz

Fran Rabinowitz
Executive Director
Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPPS)

James Thompson

James Thompson, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Town of Bloomfield, CT

5:50 - 6:10pm

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Manufacturing: A Second Act

AARP CT and Connecticut's colleges and high schools have teamed up to take a multifaceted, inter-generational approach to meet the needs of Connecticut's thriving manufacturing industry.

Marilyn Diaz

Marilyn Diaz
AARP CT Executive Council

Melanie Hoben

Melanie Hoben
Director of Workforce Development
Goodwin College

Richard DuPont

Richard DuPont
Director of Community & Campus Relations, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center
Housatonic Community College

6:10 - 6:30pm

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What is Your Encore?

You are not done yet. Learn how graduates of Encore!Connecticut are taking their corporate skills and experience to impactful managerial and professional careers in Connecticut’s multi-generational nonprofit sector.

Joan Barere

Joan Barere, Encore '13
Was: Attorney
Now: Director, Office of Grants Administration & Strategic Partnerships
City of Hartford


Roy Mainelli

Roy Mainelli, Encore '13
Was: UTC Director
Now: Director, Career Pathways Employment Program
Journey Home

Kathleen Kiley

Kathleen Kiley,
Encore '16

Was: Journalist
Now: Communications Manager
Grace Farms Foundation

Nancy Brennan

Nancy Brennan, Encore '12
Was: Insurance Vice President
Now: Senior Vice President & Regional Director
National Executive Service Corps


6:30 - 7:00pm


Join us for this free event!


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