b2ap3 large RCC 50 Years 4C R FINAL 20150506 160151 1I will be the commencement speaker at Robeson Community College in Lumberton on May 14th, 2015 at 11 am. Robeson Community College has a long tradition of serving the community and was established half a century ago. Community Colleges provide a stepping stone to higher education for many first-generation college goers.

It prepares them for jobs in which employers require specialized skills and training, a key need for 21st Century knowledge-economy employment.

One of the themes I'll be covering in my commencement address include the need for preparation for 21st Century jobs. I had direct experience with this as Project Manager for the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, which trained people statewide for jobs in advanced manufacturing in North Carolina.

Should you wish to attend, please see the college administration website for information.