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Robert Matthews
Director of Workforce Development
Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan

Robert Matthews is Director of Workforce Development and the new Workforce Education Center at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. In his current position, he manages a number of federal, state, and foundation grants and programs supporting the college’s community, economic and workforce development initiatives. Mr. Matthews has over 10 years of experience in higher education, which includes student services, career development, grants management, supervision, and program/curriculum development.

For the last seven years Mr. Matthews has been responsible for developing and managing community based sites and centers which offer a range of college and pre-college career pathways certificates, and employment and training programs. Sites under his direction include: three Community Technology Centers, the Shiawassee County Employment Service Center, and the Workforce Education Center. His department also provides Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated, Youth, and Incumbent Worker services, Trade Adjustment Act program services, and training to TANF and No Worker Left Behind clients. His previous experience includes advising and the development of tutoring and mentoring programs for urban youth. Mr. Matthews holds a B.A. from The University of Michigan-Flint, and a M.P.A from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at The University of Michigan.

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