Substance Use and Addictions Workforce Forum. Register today!

At this Forum you will learn about:

  • The substance use and addictions (SUD) workforce;
  • The educational pathways, required certifications and licenses;  
  • How employers build career growth opportunities for entry and mid-level staff; 
  • How to develop partnerships with your local career center and MRC office; and 
  • Resources for advising your clients and customers who are interested in entering the SUD field.


Welcome: Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Workforce Overview: Jen Parks, Workforce Development and Training Coordinator, DPH Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Provider Experience: Pat Emsallem, Chief Operating Officer, SSTAR  

Panel Presenation

  • Worker experience: Brian Robbins, Director PIER Recovery Center of Cape Cod
  • Educator experience: Steven Chisholm, Assistant Professor/Chair, Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation/Certificate Programs, North Shore Community College
  • Career Center experience
  • Mass Rehab Commission experience

Light lunch and regional networking.

Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Jen Parks, Pat Emsallem, Brian Robbins, Steven Chisholm
Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Worcester State University
Blue Lounge, 1st Floor Student Center
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Contact Information
Karen Shack
Commonwealth Corporation

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