Marquita Rockamore – Session 1A – Balancing Your Profession with Passion

Marquita Rockamore is the founder of Rockamore Training and Consulting, Promoting Purpose in Life and Work.  For more than 15 years, she has facilitated workshops around a myriad of career readiness and professionalism topics for audiences at various stages of life, socio-economic statuses and cultural backgrounds.  Marquita possesses a complementary mix of leadership, management, program implementation, career coaching and workforce development experience.

Now serving as the Director of Health Industry Solutions, under Corporate College, a division of Workforce, Community and Economic Development (WCED) at Cuyahoga Community College, Marquita manages the Comprehensive Professional Medical Coding, Patient Access Specialist, Community Health Worker, STNA, and STNA Train-the-Trainer programs, as well as the Human Patient Simulation Lab.  She established, recruited, managed and, for more than three years, chaired the college’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development division (WCED) IT and Healthcare Employer Boards.

As an advocate for more prosperous and sustainable communities, Marquita is a member of the BDAC Education and Training Working Group, Workforce Development Committee of the Lead Safe Coalition, Great Lakes Bridges Out of Poverty Steering Committee and the United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Financial Stability Impact Committee, where she functions as the Vice Chair.  She works within these groups to increase greater access to resources around basic needs, healthcare, educational attainment, career development, in-demand job skills and employment for all.

Committed to helping others reach their full potential, Marquita’s session, Balancing Your Profession with Your Passions, will provide attendees with insights into how to align personal values with a chosen profession.

Marquita is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a member of the National Career Development Association.  She holds a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership (MAML) from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Akron.