2.27.15 - HACEMOS High-Tech Day Milwaukee

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Nation tion al High High Te Techno chno logy Da Day y Inspires Inspi res Hispanic Students in in Na Milwaukee to Explore Explo re Care Careers ers in Science Scienc e and and Engi nee neerin rin g  AT& T and HACEMOS Host 17th  Annual National High Technology Day  AT&T to Promote STEM Careers Among Hispanic High School Students MILWAUKEE, Frid ay, February Febru ary 27, 2015 — Students from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee learned

today about the exciting opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers during the 17th Annual National High Technology Day being bei ng hosted by AT&T and HACEMOS. During the event at AT&T’s headquarters in Milwaukee, students participated in high tech d day ay activities, including an MIT App exercise, a Mobile App workshop and an Arduino circuit building exercise. They also heard from AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott T. VanderSanden and State S tate Representative Jessie Rodriguez about the opportunities available in the STEM field and the importance of higher education. “AT&T Wisconsin is committed to helping advance the education of our young people, particularly in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and math,” said VanderSanden. “We are proud to partner with HACEMOS to help introduce Hispanic students to the STEM education they will need to be prepared for fo r st careers in the 21  Century.” This year, more than 2,200 high school students in 32 cities across the country including Milwaukee participated in National High Technology Day, marking an increase of 50 percent in student participation from 2014. The theme for this year’s National National High Technology Day isLeadership for Tomorrow Begins Today.

HACEMOS is an industry-leading Hispanic/Latino employee resource group at AT&T with more than 8,400 employee members in the United States. The group aims to build stronger communities by providing positive role models and demonstrating the importance of education to achieve success.

 

 

 

“Education, particularly in the STEM fields, is critical to Wisconsin’s success in our gl global obal economy,” said State Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Rodriguez. “It is great to see companies like AT&T AT&T stepping up to not only engage Hispanic students in potential exciting career paths, but also underscore the importance of education and career readiness.”  AT&T’s Aspire  AT&T’s   Aspire Mentoring Academy  Academy was a part of this year’s National High Technology Day. The Aspire Mentoring Academy has committed providing one million mi llion hours of mentoring by AT&T employees by 2016. It is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s $350 million m illion signature education initiative that focuses focu ses on preparing students for college and career success.  AT&T is deeply committed committed to the Hispanic community and organizations that support education and espanol.att.com..  community vitality. For more information, please visit  visit espanol.att.com *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

 Abou  Ab ou t Phil Ph il ant hr hrop opy y and an d Soci So ci al Inno In novat vatio io n at AT& AT&T T  AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundationgiving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.

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