Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson to Deliver College's 105th Commencement Speech
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology announces Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson as 2013 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
Boston, MA—The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is pleased to announce that Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor, will deliver the commencement address at the College’s 105th commencement ceremony on Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the College located at 41 Berkeley Street in the historic South End. Councilor Jackson is being recognized by the College with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his commitment to civic responsibility and higher education, especially in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Councilor Jackson was elected Boston City Councilor for District 7 during a Special Election and in November 2011, with 85% of the popular vote, reelected to a full two-year term. As a proud life-long resident of his district, which includes all of Roxbury and parts of the South End, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and the Fenway, Councilor Jackson has been working for the economic revitalization of his community, starting with The Dudley Plan. Since he was elected to the office, the Councilor has been promoting entrepreneurship, facilitating a range of employment opportunities, ensuring that all of Boston’s communities participate in the civic process, and championing the importance of a world-class education for Boston youth.
Prior to his role as City Councilor, Mr. Jackson spent more than 10 years as a sales and marketing professional. In 2007, Mr. Jackson became the Industry Director for Information Technology at Governor Deval Patrick’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development where he focused his energies on creating and sustaining jobs in Massachusetts and promoting the growth of local businesses. The Councilor is an active leader in youth development programs such as Citizens Schools and Anytown/The Leadership Initiative, and he sits on the boards of Heading Home and the Global Citizens Circle. Councilor Jackson sits on several city council committees, serving as Chair of the Post Audit and Oversight Committee, Vice Chair of the Education Committee, and committees promoting the arts, veteran affairs, and community health.
The College’s 105th Commencement
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology expects to confer approximately 167 Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and Certificates in STEM fields. The College’s skills-based curriculum, strong partnership with industry, and innovative programs make Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology graduates a vital part of Boston’s knowledge economy. 90% of the College’s graduates secure employment in their field of study or continue their education.
About Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a private, two-year, non-profit, college of engineering technology with approximately 500 students in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The College offers an array of programs leading to careers in Automotive Technology, Computer Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Building Technology & Design, HVAC&R, Electrical Technology, and Eye Health Technology fields leading to certificate, associate, and bachelor degree credentials. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).