Alex Johnson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford, Connecticut.
Can you tell us a little about your professional background and how you came to focus on workforce development?
My career in the workforce development system began early. I received my master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Connecticut. During that time, I also worked full time as a corrections officer. Once I graduated, I took a position in workforce development and got caught up in the workforce world. My time as a correctional officer was a great start to my career in workforce development. I wanted to be supportive and instrumental in providing opportunities and choices to people, so they won’t have to go down the criminal route in order to provide for themselves and their families. I believe I provide those same opportunities now in the workforce development arena. Read More.