“We know that when we invest in the education of our children, we are investing in the future of New Jersey,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic. “To stay competitive, we must have a strong and well-educated workforce in New Jersey. AT&T Aspire is one way we support community-based organizations that inspire students and prepare them for bright futures.”
Many of the AT&T-supported programs also focus on strengthening students’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, Schweder said.
In 2015, students from across New Jersey participated in Aspire Mentoring Academy events at AT&T offices and other locations throughout the state, including Bedminster, Paramus, Newark, East Orange, Piscataway, Middletown, Union, Somerset, Carteret, Edison and Englewood.
During these events, students made the connection between what they learn in school and the skills that are necessary in today’s workplace.
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