Economic Development Webinars
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Education and COVID-19
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Host: Kevin Bielmeier, Economic Development Director, Town of Southbury
- Richard Portelance, CEO, CareerPath Mobile
- Joshua Smith, Region 15 Superintendent
Richard is the Founder and CEO of CareerPath®, an enterprise SaaS platform designed to help schools, workforce agencies and businesses engage students and job seekers with customized career pathways to discover local job opportunities.
Growing up the son of a local businessman, Richard learned firsthand from a young age about grit and perseverance, and what it takes to succeed. After graduating from Western Connecticut State University, Richard began his career as a packaging designer and art director, before evolving into a well respected creative director and innovator. He has split his time between agency work, leading digital development, advertising, and branding engagements for clients like Nikon, American Express and Johnson & Johnson, and educational technology, where he has been able to combine his passions for helping young people succeed with emergent technologies.
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