IT services provider contributes big to ICT education in the Desert Region
Nominated By: Susanne Mata, ICT/Digital Media and Alan Braggins, Advanced Manufacturing, Deputy Sector Navigators
Winning Criteria: Advancement of work-based learning opportunities, including internships and apprenticeships, Collaboration with career technical education faculty to develop programs and curricula with the skills that industry demands, Support general career technical education efforts
ConvergeOne, and SigmaNet before it, has been a longstanding supporter of educators.
The company, a leading IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, has exhibited the characteristics of a champion in diverse ways. It has partnered with multiple schools in the region to provide internships and assist with curriculum development and has lent is knowledge and expertise to the industry by serving on skills panels and advisory committees.
It freely offers its resources to local colleges and has opened its entire organization to host the region's MFG Day event and routinely offers site tours for students and educators. It also created a training space, equipped with the latest technology, for use by employees and educators.
ConvergeOne, specifically Stephen Monteros and Claire Jefferson-Glipa, have played a significant role in helping to advance this sector within the region.