Snack brand donates $25K to nonprofit

Snack brand | December 25, 2019

A snack brand has donated $25,000 to a nonprofit that will use the funds to feed hungry families. Club Crackers, a brand of Battle Creek-based Kellogg, said it donated the sum to United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region to distribute 1.6 million servings of food to local area families. “We’re proud to support families facing hunger in our hometown community,” said Jamie Oesch, marketing director, Kellogg. “We hope that this donation will help families focus on enjoying time together instead of where they will get their next meal.”

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New Effort to Grow the US Technology Workforce Launched by CompTIA and ConnectWise

CompTIA | July 20, 2022

A new effort to expand the nation's cybersecurity and technology workforce through paid apprenticeships was launched today by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, and ConnectWise, the world's leading software company dedicated to the success of IT solution providers. CompTIA and ConnectWise made their announcement in conjunction with today's Cyber Workforce and Education Summit at the White House, where Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh unveiled a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint, challenging industry and labor partners to help expand Registered Apprenticeships in cybersecurity. The crux of the effort announced by the two organizations involves pairing new IT professionals, certified by CompTIA, with eager IT businesses, self-identified through the ConnectWise partner community, for registered apprenticeships. "We focus so much on top level cybersecurity experts that we forget the majority of this work is done by rank-and-file cyber professionals, who participated in the White House summit. They work with end users, maintain and secure networks and defend against phishing and other threats to keep everyone and everything working securely. It is with these frontline positions where the most sizable staffing deficits exist, something we intend to address with this program." -Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. We have thousands of partners across the IT industry who regularly tell us about the challenges of finding qualified talent, said Jason Magee, CEO, ConnectWise. With the backing of the White House, and in partnership with CompTIA as an established educator of IT professionals, we have a unique opportunity to move hiring forward by matching trained workers with a robust group of potential employers. U.S. employers deployed 714,548 job postings for cybersecurity job roles and skills during the 12-month period running through April 2022, according to data from CyberSeek™, a joint initiative between the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), CompTIA and Lightcast. Almost 40% of those job postings were listed in the first four months of 2022, indicating that demand is speeding up as more organizations look to strengthen defenses against a multitude of threats. As a newly designated National Program Sponsor for Apprenticeship, CompTIA will use its world-class education, training and certifications to equip apprentices with the skills and training needed for employment in technology occupations, including cybersecurity roles. More than 3.1 million CompTIA certifications are held by IT professionals around the world. ConnectWise, through its extensive network of IT service providers, is the employer partner in the new apprenticeship initiative. These service providers deliver technology solutions and support to small, mid-sized and large customers in all industries and locales, placing them on the front line of cybersecurity and support for businesses. Dozens of service providers have already expressed interest in participating in the apprenticeship program. CompTIA and ConnectWise will offer training, certification and employment opportunities in five high-demand tech occupations: Tech Support Specialist, Network Support Specialist, Cybersecurity Support Technician, Tech Project Coordinator and Data Analyst. Training is based on National Guideline Standards created by CompTIA and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). These standards detail the competencies in technical and employability skills that apprentices need to join the IT workforce. The ability to anticipate, identify and respond to cyber threats is essential in each of these job roles, said Amy Kardel, senior vice president for strategic workforce partnerships at CompTIA. Apprentices will receive comprehensive cybersecurity training in the knowledge and skills they will need to protect American businesses. Today's announcement expands CompTIA's involvement with IT apprenticeships. Since 2020 CompTIA has partnered with the American Institutes for Research to grow the nation's IT workforce across industries through apprenticeships, while simultaneously creating career opportunities for diverse populations underrepresented in the tech workforce, including women, individuals with disabilities and people of color. About CompTIA- The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for unlocking the potential of the tech industry and its workforce. About ConnectWise- ConnectWise is the world's leading software company dedicated to the success of IT solution providers (TSPs) through unmatched software, services, community, and marketplace of integrations. ConnectWise offers an innovative, integrated, and security-centric platform—Asio™—which provides unmatched flexibility that fuels profitable, long-term growth for partners. ConnectWise enables TSPs to drive business efficiency with automation, IT documentation, and data management capabilities. And increase revenue using remote monitoring, cybersecurity, and backup and disaster recovery technologies.

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Inteleos Foundation Formed to Improve Global Patient Safety

Inteleos | August 09, 2022

Inteleos, a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, today announced the launch of the Inteleos Foundation with the mission of improving patient safety around the world. The Inteleos Foundation was established to assure patients have access to quality healthcare from providers with validated knowledge, skills, abilities, and certifications wherever they live. Among the initiatives being pursued by the Inteleos Foundation are global healthcare improvements, scholarships to increase access to healthcare education and training, expanding access to critical care for underserved populations, and workplace safety for healthcare professionals. "With the Inteleos Foundation, we are looking to accelerate the mission-driven work of making ultrasound certification a global focus, especially as the technology becomes more portable, affordable, convenient, accurate, and ubiquitous across many clinical practices, We want to encourage other groups with similar missions, goals and dreams to join us in cultivating a healthier and happier world." -Dr. Thomas Shipp, chairman, Board of Directors, Inteleos Foundation. The Inteleos Foundation is supporting the Ultrasound Proficiency Grand Challenge (UPGC), aimed at giving midwives in resource-limited areas access to education, training, and certification in the proficient use of ultrasound. The UPGC's stated goal is to have every user of medical ultrasound around the world be proficient and certified, ensuring patient safety and increasing equity in healthcare by 2030. The program supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3: To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. About Inteleos: Inteleos™ is a non-profit certification organization that delivers rigorous assessments and cultivates a global community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety. Inteleos is the overarching governance and management organization for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ which together represents over 117,000 certified medical professionals throughout the world. The Inteleos Foundation represents the philanthropic efforts for the organization.

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CompTIA Member Communities and Councils Donate $240,000 to Technology-Focused Charity Programs in 2022

CompTIA | August 10, 2022

CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, today announced that its member communities and councils selected 16 technology-related charities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States to give $240,000 in donations this year. WonderKey Collective received the largest total donation of $70,000. As part of CompTIA Giving, contributions made by CompTIA's member communities and councils support local communities and improve education, access to resources and career options for individuals in need. CompTIA Giving designates $10,000 for each of CompTIA's communities and councils to give to their chosen charities each year. Each community and council can give the full $10,000 to one charity or split it among two charities. "CompTIA and our member communities and councils are committed to building a stronger and more diverse technology industry, This year's group of charities is a perfect example of how people are using technology to solve all sorts of challenges and support the dreams and capabilities of the people across the globe. I am honored to be part of an association that believes in giving back and proud to support these wonderful organizations." -M.J Shoer, chief community officer, CompTIA. The following charities have been selected by CompTIA's member communities and councils for donations this year: Ability Technology aims to increase the independence and productive potential of people with a disability by using computer and related technology. Aspire2STEAM provides educational scholarships to young, underserved women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people in the UK and aspires to end youth homelessness. Close the Gap aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European and international companies to educational, medical and social projects in developing and emerging countries. Digitunity aims to eliminate the technology gap, through and with a network of stakeholders and solutions, so that everyone can thrive in a digitally connected society. Federation of Galaxy Explorers inspires youth in the fields of science and engineering by providing afterschool "mission team" meetings where students participate in hands-on lessons that support the National Science Education Standards. Foster Care to Success works with college-bound foster youth, helping them navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support. Future Possibilities for Kids focuses on building leaders through unique leadership programs, coaching children to believe in themselves and lead community change. Hire Heroes USA provides free, expert career coaching and job sourcing to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses. iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Kids Help Phone Canada is a counseling center for Canadian kids which promises to listen without judgment 24/7. OMGTech! aims to open up the world of future tech to every Kiwi kid through award winning workshops and initiatives. Share Your Soles provides gently worn/new shoes to those in greatest need around the world. Starlight Children's Foundation aims to bring the very best in technology, play, and other fun experiences to distract and entertain pediatric patients. Women in Aerospace is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community through networking and policy events that highlight issues relevant to the aerospace industry. WonderKey Collective exists to narrow the digital divide by providing hardware, internet access, and essentials for foster, emancipated, and homeless youth throughout the United States. CompTIA divides its philanthropic efforts along three main lines: 1) CompTIA Giving, which gives money and staff time to tech-related charities; 2) CompTIA Tech Career Academy, which provides grants to low-income individuals and those who are underrepresented in tech roles; and 3) CompTIA Spark, which researches and develops workforce development and tech education programs to build new pathways to IT careers. About CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for unlocking the potential of the tech industry and its workforce.

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