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The Today Foundation announces its Rural Education and Technology Initiative of America!
The Foundation in partnership with Governors, State and Local Education agency leaders, families and community members develops and implements a K-12 pipeline of impactful academic, college and career ready programs for students living in rural communities.
Rural education in America is challenged by students and families’ inability to consistently access quality academic programs and workforces training which prepares them for 2st century jobs. One solution is to offer proven programs and training through technology. This initiative, in collaboration with multiple education stakeholders and technology experts, aims to resolve these issues through public/private partnerships, multiple and flexible funding resources and expertise from various industry leaders.
There are at least six million unfilled jobs in various industries in the United States. Additionally, there are thousands of students throughout rural communities eager to fill these positions. The Foundations’ aim is to bring the two together for academic and economic success for all involved
TLF held a very successful career panel meeting on Sunday, January 13th, 2019. The speakers included Jasmine Douglas, an engineer at Kimley-Horn and TLF career member from the class of 2011; Rebekah Kay, Director, Federal and Political Affairs at Vistra Energy; Byron Sanders, President and CEO of Big Thought; Casey Boland, teacher extraordinaire at Lake Highlands HS; Donald Carter, Vice President of CartGroup Consultants; and Allison Chaney, Director of Sales Integration at Encompass Health. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with TLF students.