December 01, 2009

ITI annually publishes a High-Tech Education Report that highlights the educational initiatives its member companies are spearheading and funding to meet the needs of America’s 21st century workforce. Collectively, these education initiatives range from mentoring programs to grants, scholarships, teacher training, and other incentives for students in K-12, higher education programs, and in the U.S. workforce.

Many of these initiatives focus on improving education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, particularly for women and minority students who tend to be underrepresented in STEM careers. Other initiatives focus on improving teacher effectiveness and integrating the latest technologies into U.S. classrooms.  Last year alone, ICT companies dedicated thousands of volunteer hours and hundreds of millions of dollars to improve education outcomes for all Americans.

By using their unique resources and perspectives as leaders in technological innovation to bolster existing efforts of local school districts, universities, and community colleges, ICT companies are helping to increase America’s domestic pipeline of high-skilled workers. These efforts will in turn sustain our country’s global competitiveness, ability to lead in innovation, and improve the quality of life in America for future generations.

ITI Education Report, 2009

View the report here