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DRIVE Development Days Launch with Wealth Management Expert Monish Verma

Detroit Catholic Central High School launched its 2022-2023 DRIVE Development Day series March 3, beginning with guest speaker Monish Verma, a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist with over 25 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Verma is Managing Partner at Vardhan Wealth Management, an independent wealth management firm based in Farmington Hills, and Catholic Central community partner. The workshop was attended by 80 students, who had the opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain real-world experience in wealth management.

During the workshop, Verma shared his insights and experiences with students, providing a unique perspective on the wealth management industry. He discussed various topics, including retirement planning, investment strategies, and the importance of financial literacy. Verma also led students through workshopping client assessments and building sample portfolios.

Verma's extensive knowledge and expertise in the field made for an engaging and informative session, leaving students with a better understanding of the importance of financial planning and management.

"We are thrilled to have had Monish Verma speak at our DRIVE Development Day," said Mitch Hancock, Dean of Students and organizer of the DRIVE Development Days. "His expertise in the field of wealth management provided valuable insights to our students interested in finance careers or looking to develop investment skills."

The DRIVE Development Day series at Catholic Central High School encourages students to invest in their future by participating in professional development opportunities. The school's Friday DRIVE Holidays, days off to celebrate the success of the DRIVE tuition assistance fundraiser, provide a unique opportunity for students to engage in these learning experiences.

"We are committed to providing our students with opportunities that will help them develop important skills and prepare for their future careers," said Hancock. "The DRIVE Development Day series is just one of the many ways we are working to provide our students with a well-rounded education."

The DRIVE Development Day series continues March 10 with Nicolas Petrucci ‘10 of Max Broock Realtors, discussing real estate purchase strategies.

The Catholic Central DRIVE Development Day series aims to provide professional learning opportunities to students across all grade levels, helping them hone their leadership skills and prepare for their future careers. The series offers various opportunities each year, ranging from college visits to leadership training. Workshops are free and open to current students. To learn more about the DRIVE Development Day series and other programs offered by Detroit Catholic Central High School, visit

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