Apr 6, 2021
We are so excited to welcome such a strong workforce leader, Dr. Kelli Vallieres, onto this week's Made in America episode! She serves as the Executive Director of CT's Office of Workforce Strategy.
Kelli talks to Ari about some exciting updates happening within the Office Workforce Strategy, specifically the initiatives geared towards manufacturing and workforce development. She covers topics surrounding organizational culture, building up a manufacturing pipeline program, the importance of data and continuous improvement, and much more!
She shares her story about working at Sound Manufacturing and how her background encouraged her to make a bigger impact at the state level. She believes in bringing communities together and preparing students for careers in manufacturing and beyond!
Dr. Kelli Vallieres, Executive Director of the Office of
DECD's Website: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD
DECD's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ctdecd/
DECD's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CTDECD
Kelli's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vallieres-kelli-9959a96/
Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/