Through technology, we’re able to deliver educational content to more people, in more places, no matter their background. With new tools emerging every day, it’s an exciting time to be involved in this field and to work for a tech company that is helping to transform education.
Through AT&T Aspire, we’ve committed $350 million to help students succeed in school and beyond. And we are always looking for new ways to engage our network, employees and collaborators to improve learning.
This year AT&T, The Prince of Wales Foundation and The Prince’s Trust are celebrating 10 years of working together to support youth in the UK.
The Prince’s Trust provides funding and guidance to unemployed young people in the UK so they can take control of their future. Youth unemployment is an ongoing social and economic challenge. Our programs help young people develop the key skills, confidence, and motivation they need to stabilize their lives. The programs give young people practical and financial support.
How can we use technology to transform learning and help students succeed in school and beyond?
At AT&T, that’s a question we ask ourselves a lot, and over the past year, we’ve been answering it. Through AT&T Aspire, we’re working with the Momentous Institute in urban Dallas to enhance learning inside and outside the classroom and ultimately improve student outcomes.
It’s quite simple. I’m in debt to those who mentored me.
Growing up in St. Louis, I was lucky to have several mentors that took me under their wing and helped me navigate humble beginnings. Others have worked diligently to help me accomplish what I have. It’s my responsibility to offer the same to those that follow me.
Over the past decade, technology has fundamentally transformed so much of our world – the way we meet people, build a business, explore neighborhoods. Technology has changed how we learn, how we work, and increasingly, the work that we do.
Software skills are in high-demand in the modern economy, and many tech companies struggle to find employees with these qualifications. To ensure that our current and future workforce has the skills needed to fill these 21st century jobs, it’s time to reimagine the way students learn and the types of credentials that they earn.
When it comes to helping today’s students graduate from high school and succeed in the workforce, a mentor can make all the difference. In fact, more than one in three students at risk of not graduating from high school grow up without an adult mentor in their life. That’s why we’ve made mentoring a key component of AT&T Aspire, our signature education initiative committed to helping students across the country prepare for college and career – so they can be ready for the jobs of tomorrow.