Career Center Day is a special event set up to connect state legislators to Career Center services. Legislators throughout the Commonwealth have been invited to participate and to help advocate Career Center services with constituents in their districts. This event is open to the public.
Directors, staff and customers of the One-Stop Career Centers (OSCC) throughout the Commonwealth will be descending upon the State House on March 13, 2014, to spread the word about the many services provided to job seekers and employers through Career Centers. Regional OSCC exhibits will be on display in front of the Grand Staircase, during the day.
Additionally, there will be a formal program between 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. The program will start with the audience having an opportunity to hear some words of greeting from the new Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rachel Kaprielian. This will be followed by presentations of the Career Center Champion awards, and select testimonials from OSCC customers.
The Massachusetts Workforce Professionals Association (MWPA) is pleased to announce that the two legislators will receive Career Center Champion awards. These awards will be presented to State Senator Dan Wolf from Harwich representing the Cape and Islands and State Representative Tom Conroy from Wayland representing the Thirteenth Middlesex District.
Senator Dan Wolf is currently the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Sen. Wolf has been an advocate for more services such as job training and education. His work this year alone on unemployment insurance reform demonstrates his commitment to reform a system in need of reform without taking benefits away from those who are in need. An early supporter of Career Centers, he has filed legislation and amendments to improve our services and has been a tireless advocate for One-Stop Career Centers.
Representative Conroy is currently the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. He has been a key architect of bills on economic development, job training and education and is a deeply committed advocate for job seekers and their business counterparts. He has worked on bills designed to increase education and training for low income families and to increase the role for career centers in the transitional assistance program. Representative Conroy has also been an advocate for Career Centers and the MWPA.
The Career Center Day at the State House is sponsored by the Massachusetts Workforce Professional Association (MWPA) and the Department of Career Services.
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