Welcome to the new and improved Shades of Blue website. You will find this website to be interactive and user friendly. Website visitors will be able to find information regarding upcoming events as well as the exciting new opportunities that Shades of Blue is offering. This is a launching pad for the future expansion that Shades of Blue will experience during the upcoming months.
We encourage you to visit this site on a regular basis, so you can stay abreast of the organization. Please plan to attend the September 20, 2014 Shades of Blue Gala. Save the date and we will follow-up with more information. It also is a way to celebrate Shades of Blue successes and recognize the many young people who have received scholarships and have been accepted into college.
On another note, on May 28, 2014 Shades of Blue was part of The Small Business Round Table sponsored by the White House. Matthew McCuire, Assistant to the Secretary and head of the Business Liaison Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce chaired the meeting. The department is interested in rolling out progressive polices which will help strengthen small businesses. We are excited that Shades of Blue is part of the national discussion regarding ways to improve the effectiveness of national organizations.
Once again, we are looking forward to great things in the near future. We are positioned to help many more young people prepare for the job opportunities the aerospace industries will offer in the upcoming years as many Baby Boomers are starting to retire in large numbers, creating openings in a field that offers high paying jobs.
Andre Lanier Ph.D. is a Shades of Blue Board Member and has been a principal, university adjunct professor, as well as a Diversity consultant.