Arrow Electronics’ Interns Build 32 Wheelchairs for Veterans

Jul 7, 2017 8:00 AM ET
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The Arrow Electronics summer intern class teamed together last month to build 32 wheelchairs for military veterans in need. The Build-a-Wheelchair® corporate social responsibility team-building event was a part of Arrow’s annual Intern Kickoff event.

The Build-a-Wheelchair program was born out of a desire to help American veterans and others with various mobility challenges. Groups use teamwork and leadership skills to assemble, test and decorate new wheelchairs for donation.

“The Build-A-Wheelchair event was a great opportunity to see how social responsibility takes priority at Arrow,” said Allyson Berry, an intern in Arrow’s corporate communications department.

This year, Arrow welcomed 157 interns from 59 universities to its immersive summer learning program, which is one of the company’s primary talent-development pipelines. Interns gain real-world experience and the skills needed to transition into full-time Arrow careers at their end of their experience. The majority of eligible interns move into full-time jobs at Arrow after their internship ends. To learn more about Arrow’s intern program, please visit http://arrow-internship.jobs/.

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.