St Petersburg, FL- Bank of America has teamed up with the Science & Technology Education Innovation Center (aka the Science Center of Pinellas County Inc.) in conjunction with Ready for Life, Inc. to provide a workforce development program to help Pinellas County foster youth make a successful transition to self-sufficiency as they age out of the system.
One of Bank of America’s focus areas is community development. Connecting individuals to employment opportunities is a key component contributing to economic growth. Supporting workforce development and educational opportunities through grants help the unemployed and underserved obtain the training necessary to find quality employment or continue on to post-secondary education. This is a key milestone of Bank of America’s philanthropic effort. By building fundamental work skills through job training programs these young adults will find a pathway to livable wage jobs and self-sufficiency. The grant received from Bank of America allows the Center to enroll participants, free of charge, in a 16 week Cyber Security Certification course taught by Raytheon Cyber Security experts. This course is fully accredited by the Department of Education Commission for Independent Education is just one of the many programs that support the Center’s focus on career development for students.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, Cyber Foundation jobs are the 2nd fastest growing sector in the United States (http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm). Helping individuals obtain the education and training they need for 21st century jobs is critical to Pinellas County’s economic growth and that’s why we’re proud to partner with Bank of America to provide opportunities for success to individuals in our community in these high demand jobs. Courses will be held at the Center located at 7701 22nd Ave. North, St Petersburg 33710. For more information contact 727-384-0027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Science & Technology Education Innovation Center: The Center is a K-12 educational institution with programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Center’s seven-acre facility houses an observatory, a planetarium, marine touch tank, weather station, wetlands, and various labs – cyber security, manufacturing, forensics, chemistry, robotics, weather, energy, petrology, and computers. We are supported by community donors, corporate sponsors, grants and program revenue. For more information, please contact www.steic.org, email@example.com or 727-381-0027.