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Rock 'Round the Robinette: Careers Right Now, Right Here

Mar 26

March 26, 2024 - Richmond Community College is hosting Rock ‘Round the Robinette: Careers Right Now, Right Here on Tuesday, April 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by the finale to the 2024 Vision Chase competition.Robinette Building in downtown Rockingham

Heavy hors d’oeurves will be served while people decide which interactive discussions they want to join.

“We are excited to open up the Robinette Building to the public and showcase our programs and services in a way that at the end of the night people will leave feeling like they learned more about RichmondCC and the opportunities it offers right here in their backyard,” said Dr. Miriam Huntley, Dean of Business Technologies and Public Services.

Choose Your Experience

People will choose to attend three of the following 20-minute breakout sessions:

  • Kick Start Your Business Plan – A discussion on small business start-up and being a smart entrepreneur.
  • Teaching Tots Is Not Flipping Burgers - Ever wondered what really happens in a quality early care classroom?  This break-out session examines the importance of early learning and what a difference a college educated teacher can make in the life of a child.
  • Get Into the Game: World-wide Candy Trading – A fun, interactive lesson on international trade and how it makes the world go ‘round.
  • Sink or Swim: How to Live Debt Free – A brilliant discussion on how to pay down debt, the importance of credit ratings/reports and how your birthday plays a role?
  • How to Catch a Criminal: Crime Scene Processing – Learn fingerprinting techniques and how ethics can make or break a case in court.
  • 911: What Is Your Emergency – Check out this new degree program in telecommunications that is sweeping the state of N.C.
  • A Hacker’s Paradise: Tik Tok, Snapchat, Instagram, OH MY! – Explore how hackers can exploit your personal information via social media and how to make yourself more “cyber secure.”
  • Scrub Up! Surgical Tech Lab Tour – What do surgical technicians do and why are they so important for hospitals and surgical centers?
  • Big Pharma: Behind the Scenes – Tour the Pharmacy Technician lab and learn how certified Medication Aides are vital in long-term care facilities.
  • Winning: More College, Less Spending – A brief look into cost-saving university transfer options that lead to advanced degrees.

Vision Chase 2024

The final piece to the Rock ‘Round the Robinette event will be the presentations of the Vision Chase 2024 participants before a panel of judges. Vision Chase is RichmondCC’s version of the popular reality TV show “Shark Tank,” where inspiring entrepreneurs develop a business plan and test its viability before a panel of leaders from the financial and business community.

During the Vision Chase finale, the panel will provide valuable feedback to each participant, and then present awards to the top three business planners.

Brittnie Rector was the Vision Chase Winner for 2022 after presenting her start-up business plan for Bean to Barrel, a combination of a coffee shop and wine bar. Rector is currently renovating the old Richmond County Bank building in downtown Rockingham to house her business.