Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow
Please join us for a reception with
John Dorrer, Program Director, in Jobs for the Future’s Building Economic Opportunity Group Formerly with the Maine Department of Labor, where he served as Acting Commissioner and director of the Center for Workforce Research and Information. Mr. Dorrer is an expert in the application of labor market information and workforce resarch to align education and training investments with the needs of dynamic regional economies.
March 29, 2012
Reception: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Refreshments will be provided
Univerity Club, Folger Library
John Dorrer is a program director in Jobs for the Future’s Building Economic Opportunity Group, which focuses on advancing the education and careers of low-skilled adults and low-wage workers. He leads JFF’s emerging work in the development and application of labor market information and workforce research, including helping states use longitudinal data to align their education and training investments with the needs of dynamic regional economies.
Mr. Dorrer has 30 years of experience in workforce development. An economist and research administrator, his work has focused on workforce development, human capital, and labor market policies at the state and local levels. He came to JFF from the Maine Department of Labor, where he served as Acting Commissioner and director of the Center for Workforce Research and Information for eight years. He also served as deputy director of workforce programs at the National Center on Education and the Economy, where he worked with America’s largest cities and leading states to assess policies and practices and provided technical assistance and consultation. He has consulted to the U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration on labor market information systems development, capacity building, and workforce strategies. For two decades, he was senior vice president of Training & Development Corporation, a Maine-based nonprofit focused on workforce and regional development.
Mr. Dorrer holds a Master’s in resource economics and a Bachelor’s in economics, both from the University of New Hampshire.
A day with us at UMaine
John Dorrer will be at the University of Maine for a full day of activities. He will present his latest research to Provost Susan Hunter and the Deans; meet and discuss his work with a group of students; talk with School of Economics faculty and students; and tour several academic and research programs, including the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.
His day will conclude with a reception to be held in the Memorial Union’s Coe Room from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Please join us.
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow