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2021 40 Under Forty: Monica Perez

Monica Perez is the Workforce Program Specialist for the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. She facilitates the Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership, a Workforce Solutions Collaborative Metro Hartford industry partnership, that helps employers recruit, train and retain employees.

Perez manages job quality grants focused on supportive services for entry level workers, helping employers build an inclusive culture and supervisor training sessions. She leads workforce efforts around young adult employment, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

Awarded Distinguished Graduate at the completion of Air Force Noncommissioned Officers Academy.

A 2020 graduate of the Hartford Workforce Leaders Academy.

Recognized nationally by being chosen for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions as a representative of Hartford’s work with job quality and retention.

Education and military experience creates a unique lens to visualize opportunities in an industry driven by technology.

Fun Fact

When people meet me, they are surprised to hear that I’m a weapons specialist in the military.

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