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Let's Celebrate Mentorship

By Tracie Zakavec, Aaron Hobbs, and Margarita Madrigal
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January 17th marks the International Day of Mentoring, which offers an opportunity to celebrate and promote the value mentoring can bring to the lives of our youth worldwide. In our roles as teacher, student and mentor with the IBM-inspired P-TECH schools, we have seen firsthand how mentoring relationships can transform both mentor and protege, expanding perspectives to help shape career pathways. Below, we share our experiences with you.

Tracie Zakavec
Teacher, Skyline High School – PTECH
Longmont, Colorado

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Technology Predictions from an Electronic Design and Test Thinktank

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In 2020, the world experienced an unprecedented public health crisis – the coronavirus pandemic. This has impacted all sectors of society and forced enterprises, small businesses, governments and private institutions to pivot, in some cases extensively, to accelerate digital transformations and rethink the way innovation is achieved. Keysight executives comment on the shape-shifting business operations and technology trends that are unfolding through the lens of the pandemic, the effects of which will continue to have lasting effects on organizations and society.

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Worker Voice Platform

New tools include worker surveys, audit support, mobile learning, and grievance reporting
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its worker voice platform to help members and their suppliers improve conditions in their international supply chains by giving workers more ways to provide feedback and learn important professional and personal skills while providing companies with greater visibility into facilities.

High School Interning…Making Real Differences

By Hamish Gray, Senior Vice President
Blog

Many companies have college intern programs to provide students career experience while allowing the company an opportunity to identify those that may be a good fit to join the team upon their graduation. We certainly utilize this approach at Keysight with a robust college intern recruiting and post-graduation hiring program. But the often-overlooked high school intern engagement is another approach Keysight uses to support student development while also identifying potential future employee candidates.

Empowering Unique Abilities

Celebrating a decade-long partnership with Project SEARCH
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Joe Breeden works quietly — assembling and inspecting catheters inside the clean room at a Medtronic manufacturing site in Plymouth, Minnesota. His managers rave about his work ethic and attendance record, but it’s something else about Breeden that makes his work even more remarkable.

Kimberly-Clark Mentors Collaborate With Female Entrepreneurs to Create Shared Value in the Sanitation Economy

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Sylvia Nyaga – an engineer and social innovator – is the founder of Syna Consultancy, which is a start-up that aims to provide the physically disabled and the elderly in Kenya with safe, dignified and sustainable sanitation facilities through the production of accessible portable toilets.

Comcast Announces $1 Million Commitment to Per Scholas to Combat the Tech Opportunity Gap Across the U.S.

Comcast will serve as a founding corporate partner, helping Per Scholas to expand training sites and prepare 1,000 diverse learners for careers in technology through remote training
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PHILADELPHIA, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced a $1 million commitment to national tech training nonprofit Per Scholas to scale its remote operations and train 1,000 learners — 87% of whom are people of color, 30% women, and 60% with no degree beyond high school — for in-demand technology jobs. The partnership will enable Per Scholas to provide tuition-free training remotely to diverse talent in 10 U.S. markets, with programs in IT support, software engineering, cyber security, and cloud support.

T‑Mobile Rolls Out Apprenticeship Program Offering Industry‑Leading Career Opportunities to Nevadans–and Beyond

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What’s the news: In coordination with Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford and his office, T-Mobile has launched its new Apprenticeship Program. The Un-carrier has hired its first 10 participants for roles on the Care team at its Las Vegas Customer Experience Center and virtually on the Technology team—and is already making plans to expand the program into more states and areas within the company.

Why it matters: T-Mobile’s Apprenticeship Program is creating amazing career opportunities for diverse talent to learn new skills through hands-on experiences. Participants earn while they learn, gain skills and experience that open up amazing career opportunities and get access to the Un-carrier’s world class benefits.

Who it’s for: Anyone with a passion to learn new skills and be a part of the Un-carrier’s workforce of the future.

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What’s the news: In coordination with Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford and his office, T-Mobile has launched its new Apprenticeship Program. The Un-carrier has hired its first 10 participants for roles on the Care team at its Las Vegas Customer Experience Center and virtually on the Technology team—and is already making plans to expand the program into more states and areas within the company.

Why it matters: T-Mobile’s Apprenticeship Program is creating amazing career opportunities for diverse talent to learn new skills through hands-on experiences. Participants earn while they learn, gain skills and experience that open up amazing career opportunities and get access to the Un-carrier’s world class benefits.

Who it’s for: Anyone with a passion to learn new skills and be a part of the Un-carrier’s workforce of the future.

International Paper Sponsor of New JA Colonial Group Discovery Center in Savannah

International Paper commits $100,000 in funding for the development of the JA Colonial Group Discovery Center of Savannah
Press Release

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 30, 2020 /3BL Media/– Junior Achievement of Georgia (JA) is proud to announce a gift of $100,000 to the capital campaign of the JA Colonial Group Discovery Center of Savannah. Their commitment will fund the renovation and launch of the facility on the Armstrong campus.

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