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Feb. 20: Nationally known author John Wasik to speak on how to thrive in an automated era

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 12, 2020

With recent studies indicating that nearly half of the American workplace will be automated in some way in the next few decades, who will survive, and what skills will be essential?

Nationally known author, speaker and journalist John Wasik will provide answers in a talk titled “Winning in the Robotic Workplace: How to Prosper in the Information Age,” at the College of Lake County STEM Speaker Series from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb 20. The event, free and open to the public, will take place in the Baxter Innovation Lab (Room T120) at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

Part of National Engineering Week, the talk is sponsored by the CLC Engineering department. Attendees are advised to enter from Washington Street and park in Lots 8 or 9. 

Wasik’s presentation is also the title of his latest book, which also includes a mention of the Baxter Innovation Lab. A Grayslake resident, Wasik (pictured) authored 18 books and presented to crowds from coast to coast on investing,Photo of author John Wasik retirement and protecting your money. His columns have been seen in newspapers on five continents, and he regularly comments on top economic news in all media. His “Bamboozlement” blog on tries to protect investors from financial scams. Wasik previously has spoken at CLC on subjects including Illinois as a center for innovation, the life of inventor Nikola Tesla and how to avoid college debt.

For more information on the presentation, email Rob Twardock, CLC engineering professor, at or call (847) 543-2044.


About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.