Learn more about our 2019 CT. Digital Pipeline Initiative Kick-Off by reading our agenda here!

November 15, 2019 

Stanley Black & Decker’s Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence One Constitution Plaza 

Hartford, CT 


Part I: Kick-off: 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM 

10:30-10:15 Welcome and Project Overview 

Jen Widness, President, CT Conference of Independent Colleges  

Marty Guay, Vice President Business Development, Stanley, Black & Decker 

10:45-11:00 Update: Governor’s Workforce Council 

David Lehman, Commissioner 

Department of Economic & Community Development 

11:00-11:15 New England Workforce Perspective 

Michael Thomas, President, New England Board of Higher Education 

11:15-11:30 Background and Overview of CT Digital Pipeline Initiative Brian Fitzgerald, CEO, Business Higher Education Forum 

11:30-12:15 Discussion 

Networking Lunch: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM 

Part II: Competency Mapping Workshop: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM 

Led by: Steve Barkanic, SVP and Chief Program Officer and Stephanie Blochinger, Associate  Program Director, Business Higher Education Forum 


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