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Thursday, June 27 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Unveiling an Untapped Talent Pool in Chicago

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Forte Knowledge and Chicago Public Schools are inviting you to be part of a select few to on-board IT talent that has never been tapped into before. Gifted undocumented students who, until now, have been unable to work are ready to be part of your team, blend into your culture, or grow with the company. The proven Forte Knowledge business model has been training and providing great talent to Chicago for 3 years now. This exciting new untapped talent pool will be accompanied by apprenticeship methodologies- ensuring that each intern develops in the most efficient manner. Let’s restore the shortage of talent by providing exciting opportunities to those who deserve it most. Invest time into your team and together we will mold the perfect employee, increase revenue to our much beloved city, and greatly improve the lives of many underprivileged, deserving, undocumented students. This collaboration is being put together by a very exciting team and your participation will be accompanied with array of tremendous benefit.

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avatar for Todd Connor

Todd Connor

Executive Director of Service Leadership Programs, Chicago Public Schools
Todd Connor is the Executive Director of Service Leadership Programs at Chicago Public Schools where he oversees 6 Military Academies/High Schools and the nation’s largest Junior ROTC program. | | Previously, Todd had his own strategy consulting practice focused on leadership strategy and communications, and worked for Booz Allen Hamilton. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Officer in the United States Navy and Navigator of the... Read More →
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Steve Kreynin

Founder & President, Forte Group
Steve Kreynin is the President and Founder of both Forte Group and Forte Knowledge. Forte Group is a provider of high-value custom software development and IT staff augmentation solutions.  | | As the company grew, Forte Group’s training services branched off and evolved into a separate business - Forte Knowledge: supported by the Illinois Technology Association, and a state certified WIA provider, Forte Knowledge is dedicated to... Read More →
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Jay Rowell

Director, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Jay Rowell is the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. He was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn in June 2011 and was a lead state negotiator on the 2011 Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund reform legislation. | | The legislation reduced taxes on Illinois businesses over the next eight years by $400 million. Jay partnered with the Internal Revenue Service on a new anti-fraud system that recovered more than $37 million in... Read More →



Thursday June 27, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
2 - Bing Stage

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