Watkins to Speak to STLCC’s Project Xcel Students

By on November 7, 2014
Robert Watkins

Robert Watkins, chief executive officer of Conquer Worldwide in Atlanta, Ga., will speak to youngsters enrolled in St. Louis Community College’s Project Xcel 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 at the Metropolitan Education Training (MET) Center, 6347 Plymouth Ave.

Project Xcel is a professional training program designed specifically for young people aging out of the foster care system to introduce them to meaningful careers with opportunities for advancement.

Watkins will discuss time in the foster care system as well as his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Conquer Worldwide is a global consulting firm to help people launch new businesses. He has authored several books, including “Never Chase a Paycheck Again” and “Be Your Own Boss.” Watkins also founded Young CEO Summer Camps, a character-development program for teenagers as well as the Atlanta Business Academy that trains young entrepreneurs. Watkins holds a doctorate in business and theology.

Through a partnership with the state of Missouri and businesses, STLCC is providing a 10-week pilot Project Xcel program to a group of 17- to 21-year-old local residents. The program introduces them to career opportunities in the customer service industry. The students also can earn employment-recognized credentials such as the National Retail Federation Foundation Certification in Customer Service, the National Career Readiness Certification and the Computing Core Certification from Microsoft.

The lecture is free, but an RSVP is requested at 314-746-0872.

Originally published in the College Newsroom at http://www.stlcc.edu/Newsroom/2014/11/News7.html

About Pat Matreci

Pat Matreci is the community relations media coordinator for St. Louis Community College.

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