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March 17, 2023

NEWN Conference

The New England Workforce Network (NEWN) Conference is a collaborative effort with workforce professionals from all over New England. This year's theme is Reimagining the Workforce, reflecting the turbulent times and the tremendous synergistic value of planning and acting in concert with the various stakeholders in workforce areas. NEWN was conceived in 2001 in response to the desire among workforce development providers to share best practices and network in a larger context that goes beyond state boundaries. Since 2002, NEWN has held 11 conferences that focused on a range of topics that resonate among professionals who are involved in workforce development within community colleges, workforce development boards, economic development agencies and other settings.

This panel will examine what it means to reimagine the workforce for an inclusive economic recovery, including what it takes to reach this outcome and who must be prioritized in these efforts. Discussion topics include the political challenges, opportunities, and advancements in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as the federal level.


-Yamsin Fallakhair, Senior State Network Manager, National Skills Coalition

-Kaitlyn Bean, SkillSPAN lead (Massachusetts)

-Jim Boucher, SkillSPAN co-lead, (Connecticut)

NEWN Conference