TAMPA, Fla., June 22, 2017 – For many high school students, summer means no classes and more free time, but Computer Mentors has something else in mind for tech-savvy teens. On Friday, June 23, Ultimate Medical Academy will host the Computer Mentors’ TeenTech program at the institution’s online headquarters at 3101 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for an afternoon of learning and conversation.
“Computer Mentors is excited about our upcoming field trip to Ultimate Medical Academy,” said Meghan Frisco, TeenTech program manager. “TeenTech field trips give our teens the opportunity to explore different career options they otherwise might not have known existed. They’re able to interact with employees from various technology backgrounds and within various IT departments to get a real feel for what the world of technology careers offer.”
Computer Mentors empowers teens with technology skills, Microsoft certifications, and soft skills training in the TeenTech program for high school students. Equipped with the right tools and skills, their graduating seniors are placed into summer internships, which for some have blossomed into full careers.
“Hosting Tampa Bay area teens who are part of Computer Mentors is all part of fulfilling our mission to equip and empower students and to be a good community partner,” Ultimate Medical Academy Chief Information Officer Jeremy Wilson said. “Most of our more than 14,000 adult students are in online programs, so there is a world of high-tech opportunities at Ultimate Medical Academy from designing curriculum to ensuring our IT systems are operating to meet student needs around the clock.”
Dan Soschin, Ultimate Medical Academy Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Philanthropy, will join Wilson in welcoming the students. Several other staff members will share their insights. They include, Marsha Villaseñor, associate director of email marketing; John Klingler, senior web experience manager; and John Beckwith, solution architect. They will detail the ins-and-outs of their jobs and the path they took to Ultimate Medical Academy.
“I’m delighted that Ultimate Medical Academy will host the TeenTech program,” Soschin said. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for our staff to share the wide range of functions they perform within the tech field so that these teens can better understand what it entails to work in technology, beyond what they see on TV or read about on social media.”
This is not the first time Ultimate Medical Academy has partnered with an organization to educate high school students. Earlier this year, the institution announced it has established a grant program for high school graduates from selected partner institutions to earn Associate degrees.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY:
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 40,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to almost 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. Ultimate Medical Academy students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, résumé and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more. Ultimate Medical Academy is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/.
ABOUT COMPUTER MENTORS:
Computer Mentors is a non-profit service organization comprised of technology professionals who dedicate their time and talent to encourage and guide young people toward a career in the computer industry. To learn more, visit http://computermentors.org/.