The Hidden Untapped Talent – Comes with Benefits


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
:00 a.m. Breakfast Network, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Program

Willow Pass Community Center
2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord, CA 94519

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Speakers * Panelists * Resources * Network Forum

Free Admission – Breakfast  Provided

Hosted by: 
Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council (CCCEAC)
Workforce Development Board, Contra Costa County (WDBCCC)

Over 100 companies, corporate, civic and community-based organization employers and leaders

The Opportunities at the Forum

 *   Learn how to access the hidden talent:

An untapped talent pool of motivated workers looking for a career change, entering a-new, starting young, restarting as they’re young-at-heart, overcoming disabilities and distractions.

Talent from a wide range of sources such as the outsourced, career seekers, job transitioners, Veterans, the re-entry, the rehabilitated, vocational training programs for the young, re-skilling programs for the young-at-heart

A ready workforce with skilled training, personal and professional development

*  Learn about the benefits of hiring the aspiring workforce:

Tax credits, bonds, subsidies, business advising and business development

Expert training and advice on business and employment best practices, guidelines, and compliance

At mostly no cost

The Speakers and Panelists

Our Speakers and Panelists include Employers from Safeway, Whole Foods, California Spa, D&D Security, and Allied Universal who will give you real world examples of how to deal with the many complexities of finding and hiring skilled workers. The panelists are from diverse industries and sizes with a common goal to develop a great workforce in their organization.

Representatives from the Workforce Development Board and the Employer Advisory Council of the Employment Development Department and their Partners will be there talk about the Benefits of Hiring.

Employees will share their journey, the skills they learned, the people who believed in them, the process they went through to get hired, and the job opportunity they were given to grow and develop personally and professionally.

With what the audience will learn, they will be inspired and equipped to access the hidden untapped talent, and the benefits that comes for all.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Safeway
  • Checkr
  • Whole Foods
  • Allied International
  • California Spa Services
  • D&D Security

 Thank You To Our Sponsors

  • City of Concord
  • Checkr
  • State of California Employment Development Department
  • Department of Conservation and Development, Contra Costa County
  • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

For information on attending and booths:

  • Jane Louie            * CCCEAC   * 415.601.6592 *
  • Patience Ofodu * WDBCCC * 925.671.4560 *


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You Are The Safety Person – Now What?

“You Are The Safety Person – Now What? – What you need to know to hit the ground running”

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Avenue
Concord, CA

Who will benefit from this?

  • People assigned to be ‘the safety person’
  • People that sense that they need a safety person or program
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Business owners

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People are often assigned the job of being ‘the safety person’ because, frankly, someone else doesn’t want to bother with it.

The problem is that the now safety director may have little or no idea about what the requirements are, and where to find answers. Also, because of all of the horror stories they’ve heard they are now are scared of OSHA.

This talk is not a technical talk. It’s a resources talk.

This is about where to go to get the info you need to begin to run an effective safety program, and to know that you can actually have OSHA on your side.

This discussion and conversation with the speaker will answer questions similar to these:

  • What are the minimum requirements for safety with respect to paperwork, training, and so forth?
  • What are my personal liabilities as the safety point person?
  • What certifications are required to be in safety?
    • What training/certifications would most help me?
    • Where can I get this training/certification?
  • What paperwork do I need to file and when? (Or not file but have displayed)
  • What do I actually have to train my people on?
  • Do I have to train my office staff?
  • Does OSHA offer any help, or are they just here to fine me?
  • What is the difference between FED-OSHA and CAL-OSHA?
  • What is an IIPP and do I need one?
  • Is OSHA the only agency I need to comply with? (Fire marshal, etc. are examples people don’t know about.)
  • I work for hospitals, veterinarians, construction, staffing – what are my employee’s minimum safety training requirements (and THAT could be a huge topic, but it can be handled quickly.)

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About our speaker:

Howard Morton, is a Fire Captain for San Jose Fire Department, Youth Explorer lead advisor and coordinator for San Jose Fire Department, Hazardous Incident Team member, California State Hazardous Materials Manager, Health and Safety Manager for Environmental Logistics Inc., Field chemical and technical applications analyst for Environmental Logistics Inc., Confined Space and HAZWOPER 40 hour instructor, Contracted OSHA outreach instructor for Construction and General Industries, CPR-AED-First Aid Instructor, ACLS and PALS Instructor for ASHI and American Heart Association. Howard is also an instructor for safety certifications at the Dublin, CA OSHA Training Center.


They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

Moving out of labor and into management involves a change—from working with tools and objects to working with people and data. The change involves far more than just a shift in location and the tools they use. They are literally looking at a new craft, or trade and need to treat it as such. However, development as a manager is different than development as a trades-person.

Participants will learn:

  • Their job title does not determine their success
  • What it really means to be a supervisor or manager, no matter the industry
  • How to prepare, develop, and support your managers and supervisors
  • That the next level of success requires the next level of discipline
  • The essential elements of a successful manager or supervisor
  • About the special case of the working supervisor
  • That what got a person the position isn’t enough to keep the position
  • To understand the term “communication” and how essential it is
  • To understand what the phrase “safety begins with leadership” really means and tools to help them achieve that

Register Online Here:
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Meet Bart Gragg

Bart Gragg

Bart is founder of Blue Collar University® and the author of the upcoming book “I’m a Manager— Now What? How to Prepare, Develop and Support Your Blue Collar Manager.” Bart has worked in some of the toughest industries out there; from oil and gas exploration, to heavy industrial dismantling, as well as refinery and pipeline repair services. Bart understands first-hand the pain and frustration that managers and their managers feel when they have not been informed of their job responsibilities, or given the tools to complete the tasks at hand. Bart has a B.S. in Geology, is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, holds the CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) and OHST (Occupational Health and Safety Technician) certificates, and is a Certified Executive One Page Business Plan consultant. His website is