Virginia Beach, VA — May 29, 2012 — Francina R. Harrison, MSW, known nationally as “The Career Engineer®” (TCE), will host a TCE Career, Life & Business Conference at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The conference will equip jobseekers and small business owners with 21st-Century competitive advantages.
According to the Department of Labor, job gains increased by 115,000 in April 2012. However, approximately 12.5 million Americans are still unemployed. Meanwhile, small business owners and non-profits are struggling to make payroll, source the “right talent,” secure procurement opportunities and access capital to grow their organizations.
Today’s workforce is faced with finding the “American Dream” in the midst of an American nightmare. How can you “fight back” and win, in spite of the realities of today’s economy?
This impactful conference provides those answers.
For jobseekers, the conference will cover topics such as effective networking and career and workforce development. For small-business owners, conference topics will include CEO procurement intelligence, Green Energy/ STEM technology, social media marketing, branding, fiscal accountability and targeted business connections. Congressman and Mrs. Scott Rigell are sponsors of this year’s 21st Century CEO/business panel.
“It’s all about creating REALationshipsSM that have the capacity to produce increased revenue as well as social capital,” said Francina R. Harrison, MSW. “I decided to bring this event to the Hampton Roads marketplace for the second consecutive year to introduce business owners and career professionals from all over the country to what Hampton Roads has to offer.”
The TCE conference keynote speaker is MBE Founder and CEO of Yana Cosmetics Ltd. Dr. Yana Johnson, of the United Kingdom. Yana Cosmetics provides premium make-up products for international wholesale distribution.
“We are excited to partner with The Career Engineer to empower career and business connections on an international level.” said Dr. Yana Johnson. Yana Cosmetics was granted a 2009 MBE (Member of the British Empire) honor by His Royal Highness Prince Charles and has won five awards for business.
This event will feature national speakers from around the country, including international author Adrienne Graham , CEO of http://Empowerme.org in Atlanta, and CEO Torin Ellis (human capital entrepreneur/
“I am happy to be a part of this event and others sponsored by The Career Engineer,” said Dr. Wright, whose television show, “The Wright PlaceTM,” is in its 12th season, with over 300 hours broadcasted in more than 6.5 million homes in southern California and Atlanta. “TCE has a nationally recognized network and one that further highlights the broad professional talent and vast business potential present in Hampton Roads.”
The Career Engineer® is ensuring that the Hampton Roads community is well represented with expert panelists, including Tracy Keller, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast, vice presidents, entrepreneurs and employers. Featured panelists for the Green Energy & STEM Technology discussions include Tonnie G. Harrison, CEO of nErgyConcepts, CEM, PEM and winner of the 2009 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management, and expert personnel from Norfolk State University’s College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CSET) http://sst.nsu.edu/
The Career Engineer® and the TCE Network, http://TCEnow.com are a nationally awarded and recognized Virginia-based consulting firm. With a motto of “Don’