Miami native partners with EcoTech Visions Foundation to host I Am College Material Community Conversation on College and Careers
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MIAMI, FL — Many of us already know that a college degree is not an automatic ticket to a middle class life. According to Georgetown University’s What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors study, many students are graduating from college with crippling debt without achieving the hoped for economic security or upward mobility. Author and speaker Zach Rinkins and EcoTech Visions Foundation (ETVF) are presenting the I Am College Material Community Conversation on College and Career Success to help South Florida students avoid that trend. The event is scheduled on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. at EcoTech Visions Foundation, 1020 N.W. 163 Dr., in Miami Gardens.
“Too many students are graduating from college and falling into low-paying careers that won’t help them repay the loans they used to finance their education. Our children deserve a better future than that,” says Zach Rinkins, a native of Miami, who wrote I Am College Material! Your Guide to Unlimited College, Career, and Life Success (Australia Publishing). “This conversation will showcase solutions and tools to help schools, parents, and students develop a successful action plan to maximize their education.”
For the first time in American history, student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt. Federal Reserve data notes Americans have accrued $1.4 trillion in unpaid education debt versus $779 billion in credit card debt. Wall Street Journal reveals many of them may never be able to repay those loans. ETVF is committed to helping people increase their ability to acquire highly marketable skills and high paying opportunities. It provides training programs that focus on converting workers and businesses from blue-collar to “green-collar” through solar, technology and a variety of other curriculums. This forum aims to empower participants and help them re-imagine education as a reliable pathway to prosperity.
“Green jobs and tech jobs are right in line with Zach’s I Am College Material! Principles of high yield degrees creating high capacity futures,” adds ETVF Executive Director Pandwe Gibson, Ph.D., who formerly served as a middle school principal.
Attendees can look forward to receiving exposure to best practices and solutions to help them transform their college experience into the opportunity of a lifetime.
“I firmly believe that life is not as meaningful without fully developed college students. I am committed to helping them unlock their potential and create unlimited college and career success,” adds Rinkins, a former administrator at a local university. “These emerging leaders will contribute to 100 percent of our future. We