NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 11, 2018
NAF is pleased to announce that World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, has pledged their commitment to become a NAFTrack Certified Hiring partner. The announcement was made during NAF’s 15th annual Benefit at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, where WWT Founder and Chairman, David L. Steward, was honored for his commitment to the success of our youth and partnership in transforming what is possible for NAF students in St. Louis.
NAF President, JD Hoye said, “We are excited to have World Wide Technology join NAFTrack Certified Hiring! With World Wide Technology as a partner, we are expanding opportunities for students both in St. Louis and nationwide.”
NAFTrack Certified Hiring is the groundbreaking promise by a growing number of top companies to support eventual job applicants who have completed the NAF course of study and graduated from high school, enrolled in college, and earned NAFTrack Certification. These benefits may include pre-interview and resume support, access to paid internships, and more. NAFTrack Certification is gained through careful assessment of student performance displayed in course exams, projects and internships. WWT joins 15 other NAFTrack partners: Capital One, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP, KPMG, Travelers, Moody’s, AT&T, Cisco, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Promontory, Verizon, and Xerox.
“We were so impressed with our first high school interns last year. We were excited to join the movement to provide more students in the St. Louis region with the opportunities they need to build a successful future,” Steward said. “And who knows, that future may be with World Wide Technology.”
One of those interns is Asha Amerson, a senior at Jennings High School Academy of Health Sciences. She shared with the audience at the Benefit her experience of being a NAF student, which included a paid WWT internship. “My education from NAF opened doors that I didn’t know I was able to walk through and set me up for the best future possible,” she said proudly.
This special evening of mixing and mingling brought together students, alumni, educators, and business professionals from America’s top companies to celebrate NAF’s work in the education space, and raised over $1.5 million. Guests had the opportunity to see presentations from NAF students across the country on how they’ve used their NAF academy experience to prepare for college and career. The funds raised will go towards supporting and sustaining NAF’s mission nationally, and contributions will aid in providing programming, training, and materials for NAF teachers, directors, and students throughout the country.
The Honorary Chair of the event was Sanford I. Weill, Founder and Chairman of NAF. Benefit Co-Chairs included Ursula M. Burns, Chairman of VEON Ltd.; Lynne Doughtie, Chairman & Chief Executive Office, KPMG; Barbara Benioff Friedman, Trustee Emerita, Cornell University, Vice Chair of Overseers, Weill Cornell Medical College; John Hinshaw, Board Director & Angel Investor; Jennifer Morgan, Executive Board Member, Global Customer Operation, SAP; Marc C. Reed, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Verizon; and James D. Robinson III, General Partner & Co-Founder, RRE Ventures.
Alumni Co-Chairs included Jacqueline Burgos, Chair, NAF Alumni Leadership Council & 2004 NAF Alumna, Director, Strategy & Business Development at Viacom; and Daniel Barile, 2004 NAF Alumnus and Managing Director and Senior Investment Analyst at SkyBridge Capital Partners.
NAF, is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready.
NAF works with high need communities to transform the high school experience through an educational design that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship. NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2017-18 school year, over 100,000 students attended 644 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated with 90% of graduates planning to go to college. For more information, please visit: http://naf.org/
ABOUT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY:
World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $10 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 4,600 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
For more information about World Wide Technology, visit http://www.wwt.com.
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