Massachusetts Community Colleges Present: Keys to Ending Homelessness Conference Series

Conference #2:  Education, Employment, and Business Incentives

January 21, 2010 – Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center,

PeoplesBank Conference Center, 3rd Floor, 303 Homestead Avenue Holyoke, MA

8:30 AM:                     Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM:                     Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 AM:                     Bill Miller, Executive Director, Friends of the Homeless, Inc.

10: 15 AM – 11:15 AM  Concurrent Workshops:

  • Employment Program Initiatives

Father Bills Career Center Initiative, Paul Key, Workforce Development Coordinator &

Linda Boucher, Employment Specialist

  • Possible Solutions for CORI Employment Challenge,

David Sullivan, MA parole Board, Director of Re-employment

  • Innovative Training & Certificate Programs at Community Colleges

Freddy Gonzales, Roxbury community College

Keith Hensley, Holyoke Community College

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Comprehensive Training/Housing Linked Programs:  Saunders School

Jodi Hill, COMPASS for Kids

  • Business Incentives & Marketing of Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credits

David O’Toole, Labor Cost Control, Inc.

  • GoodWill Industries Programs

Michelle Botus

12:30 PM:                   Luncheon with Guest Speaker:  Michelle Botus

Check for information on the conference and how to register on line.


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