Lamont Spence, Director of Workforce Development

Lamont joined GOSO in September 2020 as Director of Workforce Development, where he will work to expand the GOSOWorks program, helping participants discover and work towards their chosen career paths by helping them obtain industry recognized credentials.  Prior to joining GOSO he oversaw the Workforce Development department of the largest worker-owned cooperative employer in the country, Cooperative Home Care Associates.  There, he and his team were responsible for recruiting, assessing, and providing employment retention-support services to 500 participants annually. Mr. Spence previously worked as Assistant Director of Workforce Development for the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, where he implemented training initiatives to help individuals earn credentials for jobs in the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Spence has a degree in Information Technology and he has also served as Assistant Director of Technology at the Consortium for Worker Education.