Whereas many 2020 occasions have shifted to a digital model, Verizon is aware of that its work with the Nationwide Academy Basis (NAF) should nonetheless go on. NAF is a nonprofit group and nationwide community of schooling, enterprise, and neighborhood leaders working collectively to remodel the training surroundings by way of STEM initiatives.
For over 10 years, Verizon has partnered with NAF to make sure highschool college students are faculty, profession, and future-ready. Collectively, Verizon and NAF have delivered work-based studying applications to college students in high-need communities, making ready our workforce of the long run for careers in rising industries, reminiscent of data know-how.
This yr, the V Group volunteered greater than 700 hours to make sure that college students from high-need communities may take part in our first-ever digital internship program.
Shaping the workforce.
The way forward for STEM lies within the fingers of right now’s youth. Offering publicity to the workforce and schooling on rising industries, reminiscent of data know-how, is essential to shaping the way forward for tech.
NAF gives highschool college students like Angelina M. with firsthand expertise within the company world. About her summer time digital internship, Angelina says, “The value of having a high school internship is that I get to dip my toes in the water, see how the future might look, and decide if this is a path I want to pursue.”