FREE Lecture Series Open to QC Community: Preparing Students Today for What’s Coming Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:02

We’ve all heard it – you can’t turn on the news without catching the unemployment rate and increasing competitiveness for jobs, including the challenge for college graduates to find a suitable job (or any at all).  Not only does unemployment concern adults for their own job security and future, but as parents we want our children to have the best possible chance for success, prepared for sustainable careers in growing fields.  But how do we predict what occupations will be in highest demand, given the changes in our nation’s population and the way we do business?  As a parent, how do you help your child prepare for careers that might not even exist yet?

The time to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow is now!  Rivermont Collegiate is excited to present “Parent Talk” a recurring FREE lecture series open to the community featuring industry experts on education topics.  The first “Parent Talk” – New Rules for Success in Education - will be held Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium on the Rivermont campus.  Our guest speaker will be Mr. David Cumberbatch, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for ACT, Inc.  Join us to explore how to prepare students for what’s next and equip your children for success!

Future “Parent Talk” lectures will include:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • College Prep
  • Brain Development
  • Art in Education
  • Gifted Learning
  • Comparing Other Countries’ Educational Systems

David Cumberbatch

  • Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for ACT, Inc.
  • Past corporate experiences include Microsoft, Procter & Gamble in Europe and Latin America, and Career Education Corporation
  • Serves on the Board of Pathbrite, an e-portfolio start-up in Silicon Valley
  • BA in Computing and Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury (Honors, First Class)
  • Masters in Management Studies, University of Oxford (attended as a Rhodes Scholar)

Rivermont Collegiate is located at 1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf, directly off 18th Street behind K&K Hardware.  Rivermont is the Quad Cities’ only private, independent college prep school for students in preschool through 12th grade.

For additional information, contact Rachel Chamberlain, Director of Admissions and Marketing, at (563) 359-1366 ext. 302 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Visit us on the web at www.rvmt.org!

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