tech at work

How Tech is Helping Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Students Succeed

Technology is empowering the workforce of tomorrow.  Through new investments, initiatives, and training programs, technology is helping businesses grow, making it easier for workers and students to develop and learn new skills, and strengthening America’s talent pipeline to enhance our global competitiveness.  In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech is helping entrepreneurs, professionals, and students succeed.

Steve Case Offers Advice on How Entrepreneurs Can Build Back Stronger Post-Pandemic

Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and a TechNet Executive Council member, recently talked with Forbes about how entrepreneurs can make their businesses stronger in a post-pandemic world.  Case emphasized the need for entrepreneurs to support each other in order to promote growth and work to develop their own strategic partnerships

Intuit Provides Educators and Students with Free Access to QuickBooks and Other Services

Intuit’s job readiness programs are helping students prepare for their future by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and certificates needed to compete in today’s workforce.  Intuit is offering tools, including QuickBooks, free for educators to use in their classrooms this fall to help students gain real-world skills to succeed.

Amazon Web Services Offers Free Machine Learning Course

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with online education company Udacity, Girls in Tech, and the National Society of Black Engineers to create a free class focused on the foundations of machine learning.  The goal for this program is to help students, predominantly from underrepresented groups, learn new skills and to cultivate the next generation of machine learning leaders across the world.

Verizon Introduces Financial Literacy Program for Kids

Verizon Family Money is a new tool for parents to help their kids become financially responsible. Through the app and prepaid debit card, kids will learn how to save, spend, and grow their financial skills by tracking spending, completing chores, and seeing their savings.  Parents can monitor their child’s activity while helping them understand their financial goals. 

HP Inc. Commits to Accelerate Digital Equity for 150 Million People by 2030

HP launched HP PATH (Partnership and Technology for Humanity), a program to create digital equity for underserved communities around the world focusing on education and economic opportunities.  HP’s work will focus on increasing access to hardware, connectivity, quality content, and digital literacy for communities that are most likely to experience the digital divide: women and girls; people with disabilities; communities of color; and educators and practitioners.

Apple Highlights the Creative Ways Teachers and Students Have Remained Connected Over the Last Year 

Cisco Highlights the Value Gen-Z Brings to the Workforce and the Changes They Will Bring to Hybrid Work 

GM Invests in New Advanced Design and Technology Campus in Southern California to Attract Talent and Increase Innovation

Deloitte Partners with One Young World to Empower Young Leaders to Make a Social Impact

What's New in Tech

CLEAR Partners with Hawaii to Expand Health Pass Use Across All U.S. Mainland Departure Flights

CLEAR is making it easier and safer to travel to Hawaii. In partnership with the state, CLEAR is expanding the use of their Health Pass. Travelers can use Health Pass to link their proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test with Hawaii’s Safe Travel Program. This will ensure travelers can avoid the mandatory 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Read more here.

What We're Saying

TechNet Supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Framework 

TechNet Statement on Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

Before You Start Your Weekend

As part of Google’s Food Support Series, Los Angeles-based FoodCycle LA explains how they divert usable food from landfills to address both hunger and climate change.

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