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AT&T's HACEMOS Prepares Sweetwater Union High School District Students To Succeed Beyond the Classroom

February 16, 2017

 

Sweetwater Union High School District students get ready for "High-Tech Day” hosted at AT&T's Data Center by the HACEMOS team

SAN DIEGO, CA — On Thursday, February 23, students from Sweetwater Union High School District will participate in a national “High-Tech Day” hosted by AT&T’s HACEMOS, an employee group that supports Hispanic/Latino employees, and their communities. The event is part of a national AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy and Junior Achievement’s Job Shadow initiative which offers students a unique opportunity to visit to a professional work environment and gain insights into how to find and keep a fulfilling career.

As part of the curriculum, students will learn about career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields—areas where minorities are underrepresented.

 

Media is invited to attend the educational workshop, located at AT&T San Diego Data Center, 7337 Trade Street in Mira Mesa from 9.00 AM to 1.30 PM. Students will tour the Data Center, listen to career advice from AT&T employees and practice their soft-skills through mock interviews.

Students will also be able to connect with thousands of other high schools across the U.S. using AT&T’s Telepresence Solution®, which is an advanced, high definition videoconference that creates the sensation of an in-person meeting. Each student group will be able to see and talk to other students participating in their respective cities.

“AT&T’s High Technology Day gives students real-world insight and hopefully will inspire them to join a high-growth field in technology, where they can establish a great future for themselves,” said Ana Cabato, Project Manager and Network Force Analyst at AT&T San Diego and AT&T Aspire Ambassador. “Statistics show that Latinos and other minority students are considerably underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. That’s why we are proud to join forces with Junior Achievement to reverse these challenging trends.”

“We are so thankful to partner with AT&T to teach high-tech skills to our kids. They are critical to the San Diego workplace, ”said Ashley Packard, Work-Based Learning Manager at Junior Achievement of San Diego, a non-profit that teaches young people how to get a job, how to start a business and how to manage money. “These job shadow initiatives prepare students to be successful in their future professional pursuits by giving them the opportunity to learn first-hand from working professionals.”

To learn more about AT&T’s Aspire Mentoring Academy visit www.att.com/aspirementoring.