IDT Invests in STEM Education
10 Jul 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2017 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced that it has selected four young, deserving students who will each receive the IDT STEM Scholarship to help finance their post-secondary studies. IDT’s “Acts of Giving” corporate responsibility initiative partners with local organizations that make a difference by providing guidance and support to young people who face varying degrees of challenges. These four scholarships have been initiated through a partnership with the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and TeenForce (www.svcf.org/teenforce.org). Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (SVCF) and TeenForce are 501(c)(3) nonprofits committed to improving educational, career, and life outcomes for foster youth. SVCF has provided over $3M in scholarship dollars to foster care youth in the Silicon Valley.
“IDT chose Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and TeenForce as one of its causes not only because of the invaluable work they do in helping foster youth, but also because of its focus on helping young people who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as a career path,” stated Greg Waters, president and CEO at IDT. “As a technology corporation, IDT is gratified to be able to help young people pursue their education both through financial and mentoring support.”
“The Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and TeenForce are very pleased to have the support of IDT to further our efforts in helping young people realize their dreams” Stated Sherri Brooks, Senior Manager of Higher Education Pathways. “These scholarships, as well as the offer from IDT to mentor the students, indicate a real commitment from the company to change the trajectory of disadvantaged youth in Silicon Valley.”
The IDT “Acts of Giving” program partners with various community-based programs and charities throughout the US. Kristina Bullock, principal HR business partner and community relations manager at IDT, explains “The primary focus is on charitable organizations with a STEM component where the employees of IDT can also become personally involved in volunteering as well as mentoring in addition to the financial support IDT provides.”
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