January 09, 2007 08:30 PM by Joe Reality
Donald Trump re-hired Dr. Randal Pinkett to work with the Trump Organization for another year, as a consultant on several projects. Although he has ended his role overseeing the Taj Mahal renovation project in Atlantic City, Pinkett will continue his working relationship with Mr. Trump leading the Youth Apprentice Program in Philadelphia, Pa., and will also serve as spokesperson for the Trump Institute.
An academic star with five advanced degrees and the CEO his own multimillion dollar business, Pinkett is the author of Campus CEO released in February, 2007. Pinkett can also be seen accompanying Mr. Trump in the in the boardroom this season on “The Apprentice,” which premiered January 7, (9:30-11:00pm EST) on NBC.
"Randal Pinkett has been an asset to the Trump Organization," said Mr. Trump. "We will continue to work on a variety of projects in the coming year."
“My year as the Apprentice was one of the highlights of my career,” said Pinkett. “The opportunity to work closely alongside Mr. Trump was invaluable and I look forward to continuing our great relationship in the upcoming year.”
As spokesperson for Trump Institute and leader of the Youth Apprentice Program in Philadelphia, Pinkett will focus on Mr. Trump’s ongoing education initiative. The latest brand extension of Trump University, Trump Institute is a series of free live educational seminars dedicated to teaching everyone how to achieve wealth and success ‘the Trump way.’ Mr. Trump’s leading business experts travel the country delivering first-hand advice and lessons for today’s entrepreneurs and business professionals as well as those who dream of becoming part of the next generation of business and real estate leaders. Anyone can join by visiting www.trumpinstitute.com.
The Youth Apprentice Program is a new six-week program launching next month, dedicated to helping Philadelphia area high school students earn a six-week apprenticeship with Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City. Students will be selected by an essay writing contest and undergo an interview process with Trump executives.
Six winners will be chosen in December and the apprenticeships will take place on Wednesdays beginning on February 7 and ending on March 14. Two students will be hosted at each Trump Casino: The Trump Taj Mahal, The Trump Plaza and Trump Marina. The program will conclude with a graduation breakfast at Trump Taj Mahal in March, during which Pinkett will address the participants and their families.
Dedicated to education, Pinkett collaborated with Kaplan Publishing on a new book entitled Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur’s Guide To Launching A Multimillion Dollar Business. This book aims to give students the tools and advice they need to get their ventures started and to grow them successfully. Inspired by Pinkett’s experiences as a student entrepreneur when he was at Rutgers University, the book shows students how to take the entrepreneurial leap while still in school helping them to leave college debt-free. For more information, anyone can visit www.campusceo.com.
Pinkett made history by becoming the first African-American to win “The Apprentice.” He is a nationally recognized expert in business and technology and a sought-after public speaker. Pinkett holds five degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Oxford University in England; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar management, technology and policy consulting firm based in Newark, NJ.