Elevate Your Career with Infocus International’s Clean Hydrogen Masterclass

Infocus International Group is bringing back the Mastering Clean Hydrogen masterclass and it will be commencing live on 21st August and 6th November 2023.

The ‘hydrogen economy’ was first described 50 years ago, but failed to develop. Now hydrogen is making a comeback, with unprecedented momentum from both policymakers and industry amid a background of energy decarbonisation. Nevertheless, given its failure in the past, current investors and business developers in the sector are strongly advised to ensure they understand the complexities and competitive environments of the hydrogen landscape. This new course combines an excellent overview of the different elements of the clean hydrogen sector with a series of critical thinking and analysis exercises which provide clear guidance on market assessment requirements, including key opportunity and risk influences.

This comprehensive course is designed for those seeking a wide-ranging, hype-free and independent perspective on the markets and supply chain activities which will (and won’t) drive demand for clean hydrogen. Attendees will have a clearly explained, business-focused perspective on the competitive context of hydrogen across its various use cases. Attendees will also be able to separate what is actually happening in the market from the headlines and hype, and to identify the drivers and credible near-term opportunities for your business. Throughout the sessions, attendees will evaluate barriers to hydrogen within certain market segments and its competitive advantages in others, illustrated by examples from a global perspective.

A past participant from PTC India shared that, “The course was informative, extensive in coverage and insightful. The five sessions were able to build up a tempo very well, and I am happy that I attended the course and also endorsed it for participation by some of my other colleagues.”

Another past participant from Tenaga Nasional Berhad also shared that, “From zero to great knowledge and full of information regarding hydrogen production. The sessions cover everything including policies around the globe, market segmentation, technical and commercial analysis of hydrogen plant.”

Grab this opportunity to gain the knowledge and tools to segment and analyse opportunity & risk within emerging hydrogen economies.

Course Sessions

  1. Hydrogen market segmentation and assessment
  2. Examining key hydrogen applications and markets
  3. Producing hydrogen from renewable power
  4. Storing and moving hydrogen
  5. Developing and growing hydrogen value propositions

Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain a clear understanding of hydrogen industry technologies, terminologies & metrics
  • Review the value chain from hydrogen production to end-use market demand
  • Focus on the production of clean hydrogen from renewable power (‘green’ hydrogen)
  • Understand the competitive playing field and the economic variables that will impact it
  • Discuss the key practical delivery challenges facing clean hydrogen projects
  • Learn key lessons from project examples and proposals from around the world

Want to learn more?

Simply email esther@infocusevent.com or call +65 6325 0210 to obtain your FREE COPY of the event brochure. For more information, please visit www.infocusinternational.com/hydrogen.

About Infocus International Group

Infocus International is a global business intelligence provider of strategic information and professional services for diverse business communities. We recognise clients’ needs and responds with innovative and result oriented programmes. All products are founded on high value content in diverse subject areas, and the highest level of quality is ensured through intensive and in-depth market research from local and international insights. For more information: www.infocusinternational.com

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Career Communications Group expands Baltimore-based team with new appointments

BALTIMOREJune 10, 2022PRLog — Career Communications Group (CCG), an industry-leading media company supporting organizations in promoting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, has announced new appointments across its marketing, operations management, editorial, events, and metaverse departments.

The newly-appointed CCG hires include business developer Kwantrice (Kwan) Hurst; writer and editor Aliza Worthington; digital marketing and brand strategist Sterling McKinley; Montez Miller, former BET producer, videographer, and photographer; and April Valerie.

April Valerie has been hired as an Administrative Assistant. She assists the CEO with meetings and communications. As the Administrative Assistant to the CEO, she also assists with customer inquiries and scheduling executive appointments. April has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Cordilleras, a coeducational research university in Baguio, Philippines.

Kwantrice (Kwan) Hurst is the Senior Vice President of Operations for STEM City USA, CCG’s award-winning metaverse. Kwan has over 20 years of experience in business management, network design, and marketing. She will be bringing her expertise to developing marketing and growth strategies, improving business operations, and building client relationships for the STEM City platform. Kwan holds a B.A. in Business Management/Computer Systems from St. Leo University and several design certifications. Kwan has previously worked with BEYA Stars and Stripes.

Aliza Worthington has been hired as CCG’s Events Script and Speech Writer. She has over ten years of experience writing articles and advocating for marginalized populations. She will be bringing her expertise to CCG to write scripts and assist with developing inspirational content. Aliza holds an M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University. Aliza volunteers for a local advocacy group in her spare time.

Sterling McKinley has been hired as a Virtual Events Specialist. He has experience creating and facilitating interactive webinars, immersive virtual conferences, and developing captivating content user experiences. Sterling will support virtual client engagement and event marketing and curate business-building content and innovation on the STEM City platform. Sterling holds a B.A. in Science and Communications from Morgan State University.

Montez Miller has been hired as the Events Producer. She has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and was the first woman from Detroit to work at BET. She produced programming for shows such as Video Soul, Video LP, Rap City, and other programs. Montez will be the point of contact for CCG’s event production team and is responsible for planning event activities, including selecting the personnel to execute the WOC STEM and BEYA STEM conferences and other events. Montez has been a part of CCG since 2020, working on the WOC/BEYA STEM conferences coordinating talent and content providers and assisting with technical coordination.

About Career Communications Group (CCG)

CCG has built strong, lasting partnerships with top companies and government agencies. The strength of these relationships has been developed around the premise that corporate diversity strategies will reap a positive return. CCG consultants/associates work with partner organizations to position and use CCG’s products and services to help partners expand the impact of their diversity strategies and programs. For more information on CCG, please visit https://intouch.ccgmag.com/. (https://intouch.ccgmag.com/)

A New Way to Represent Career Breaks on LinkedIn


We’re introducing a new way to represent a career break in the Experience section of the LinkedIn Profile, with 13 options including caregiving, and health and well-being. By adding a career break to your Profile, you can stand out to hirers by highlighting how these life experiences can apply to prospective jobs: 51% of hirers say they are more likely to contact a candidate that provides context about their career break. 

For more information on what we’re launching, please see below:

  • A LinkedIn article from Senior Product Manager, Camilla Han-He that provides more details on the news.
  • LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions Blog, with more information on how employers can embrace inclusive hiring practices and the value candidates with career breaks can bring at work.

The new career breaks feature is rolling out to our members globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.

Free resources for those looking to re-enter the workforce

To help people take the next step in their career after a career break, we’re also offering free LinkedIn Learning courses throughout March: 

  • Returning to work with a resume gap
  • Preparing your family leave and return
  • Negotiating work flexibility

Understanding sentiment around career breaks

To understand how people and hirers perceive career breaks, we conducted a global survey which uncovered the below key insights. 

Career breaks are common, especially for women

  • The majority of women (64%) have experienced a career break at some point in their career with top reasons including parental leave (22%), medical leave (17%) and mental health reasons (14%). 
  • In January 2022 on LinkedIn, 70% of career break-related searches and 67% of career break-related posts globally came from female members. 
  • Women are taking longer to re-enter the workforce. In the US, there was a 39% increase in the length of time women in the US took a career break. 

Many who took a career break were parents who were faced with having to choose between work and family 

  • Of women who noted their last career break was due to parental leave: 48% say they felt they have had to choose between prioritizing their career over their kids and 59% worry they don’t spend enough time with their children because of their career.
  • 41% of women say they found it difficult to tell their employer they were taking a career break to have children and 60% of women say they were nervous about returning to work after taking a career break to have children.

Career breaks can be valuable in assessing priorities in work and life

  • 53% of people say they are better at their job after having a career break. And 51% of hiring managers believe people who take career breaks can restart their careers at any time. 
  • 69% of people say taking a career break helped them to gain perspective and figure out what they really want from life and 68% say taking a break positively impacted their wellbeing.

People want a better way to share more about their career break

  • 64% of people wish there was a way to positively represent career breaks to hirers and 52% of hiring managers believe candidates should proactively bring up their career break during the interview and highlight what they learned during that time. 
  • 48% of hirers think the biggest mistake candidates make when discussing their career breaks is undervaluing themselves in terms of compensation or seniority of role.
  • When it comes to applying lessons learned from a career break at work, 74% of people who have taken a career break believe employers valued the skills they gained. And hiring managers agree, 50% of hiring managers believe people returning from a career break have often gained valuable soft skills and 46% believe candidates undersell them. 

Executive Career Coach Janelle Reid Teaches Job Candidates How To “Awaken Their Value Proposition”

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.Sept. 9, 2021PRLog — After fifteen years in Human Resources with global businesses, Executive Career Coach Janelle Reid is ready to tell the world how she went from chasing success to creating value and defining her value proposition. Janelle Reid is set to release her self-published book titled Awakening Your Value Proposition: How To Be At Your Best To Deliver Solutions which serves as an essential guide for many as we enter a different corporate landscape. The book will be released on September 25, 2021 during a physical book launch event that will be taking place at The Westin Mount Laurel (555 Fellowship Rd, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054) at 2 pm EST.

Reid is the founder of Divine Career Solutions who teaches and equips both business owners and professionals seeking to start, advance, or transition with competencies that add value to employers and deliver inclusive workforce solutions for professional & leadership development to help people build businesses and their teams. She is committed to empowering individuals by identifying career needs, providing business strategy consulting and creating the roadmap to excel & advance in their career or business.

Janelle was the highest-ranking African American & Women global executive VP of HR over 2 countries and has successfully transitioned from Corporate America to full-time business owner while continuing to make six figures. “I transferred the same confidence, courage, strength & authority that I had in Corporate America to business ownership by remembering that my business is not about me; it’s about serving & empowering people by helping them identify their value & maximize it to deliver solutions,” says Reid.

This same advice along with much more is now accessible with Reid’s book, enabling more and more people to have the right tools to find a job that suits them all while preparing and aiding individuals for entrance into a workforce that is constantly shifting, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. With her lively wit, stories of success and failures, and dozens of practical tips, she will share with you how to convert your skills and talents to value and achieve your goals.

During the September 25th in-person launch event guests can expect to hear about the following:

●      How A Disciplined Thought Life Can Assist In Landing Your Next Position

●      Ways in in which you can uncover your identity and walk in it

●      Monetize your competencies to be the competitive edge within the talent marketplace

●      How you can Produce value creation in your career, business, and the marketplace with your skills and talents

●      And much more…

For more information about Janelle and what she has to offer please visit www.divinecareersolutions.com. To access your personal e-vite please use the following link: http://evite.me/ZuCbucGbzG

If you would like more information about her upcoming book, the in-person book launch or to schedule an interview with Janelle please contact Lindsey Walker at lindsey@walkerassocmediagroup.com


About the Author:

Janelle Reid

is an ICF certified business coach specializing in career & business strategy consulting. She is also known for being one of the highest ranking African American & Women Global Executive VP of HR over 2 countries (US & Canada). But before she achieved those accolades she had worked in the mortgage industry for a few years. In pursuit of a career change, Janelle had left a $60k corporate job to do what she loved which was helping others find their path for a $20k salary cut. It was the hardest but best decision she had ever made and the most humbling experience of her life. Now with 15 years of HR experience in various disciplines, she now understands what comes with leadership and has been leading the way for others to walk in their purpose. Janelle has had the opportunity to be featured in Essence Magazine, Authority Magazine, and Black Enterprise to share her expertise and continues to educate and inspire those around her.