Mohawk Industries Donates Computers To Bridgeport Middle School's STREAM Program

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mohawk Industries donated five Apple iMacs to Bridgeport Middle School’s Tiger Tech STREAM (science, technology, reading of non-fiction, engineering, arts and mathematics) Initiative.

"These computers will help students develop skills in circuit building, robotics, coding, construction, graphic design, video production, 3D printing, and virtual reality technology – all of which will prepare them for high-tech careers in the manufacturing industry and beyond.

"Most people’s career ambitions are ignited long before they pursue higher education or enter the workforce.  That’s why is committed to engaging local students through learning opportunities that expose them to a variety of potential careers and develop the skills they’ll need to be successful in those fields," company officials said.

“We appreciate Mohawk’s partnership, and we know these computers will help us continue developing STREAM curriculum that will prepare our students for a bright future,” Bridgeport Middle School Principal Jonathan Colvin said. “The faculty and administration are wholly committed to integrating technology and our STREAM initiative into all aspects of learning so our students are well prepared to enter the workforce or post-secondary education.”
Bridgeport Middle School’s STREAM initiative includes three components: creating a 21st-century lab where students can utilize leading-edge technology to develop problem solving and creative thinking skills in a wide variety of applications; enhancing the school’s already competitive robotics program; and leveraging the lab for project-based learning that provides solutions to challenges in the community.
“At Mohawk, investing in state-of-the-art technology is how we create innovative products and remain the leader in an ever-changing industry,” Director of Fiber and Polymerization Dennis Long said. “We’re excited to extend that culture of investing in the future to our community partners.”  
"Mohawk’s commitment to investing in local schools is just one aspect of robust training and development initiatives designed to cultivate a strong talent pool to fill the high skill, high wage positions available within the company," officials said.
“We know the success of our business relies on our ability attract and develop a talented team of people who can meet the increasingly high tech demands of manufacturing,” Human Resources Manager Angie Yates said. “We’re proud to be a part of the Bridgeport community and want to help develop the next generation of industry leaders.”

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