Archives for December 2013

Skillpoint Alliance Awards Local Leaders throughout Central Texas

On Thursday, December 17, the STEM Council and Adult Workforce Council at Skillpoint Alliance cohosted their year-end meeting at Electronic Art’s offices in North Austin. After the scheduled expert panels and presentations, Skillpoint Alliance awarded leaders in industry, community, and education for their role in helping to expand Skillpoint’s programs throughout Central Texas. The STEM Council winners were; Kevin Lally at Tokyo Electron America; The Ingram School of Engineering at Texas Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Seeking Volunteers for Upcoming STEM Events

The STEM Council at Skillpoint Alliance is seeking over 250 volunteers to participate in the culminating winter tournaments of several robotics, civil engineering and game development programs its hosts in December and January. There are several opportunities through Skillpoint programs to help future leaders in STEM. FIRST® ROBOTICS | December 7, 14, 15, 2013 AND January 25, 2014 A worldwide program through U.S. FIRST®, FLL and FTC are hands-on robotics tournaments where teams of elementary, Continue Reading >

Dell Partnering with Skillpoint Alliance to Provide Children With Access to Technology

Skillpoint Alliance has been selected as a recipient of a 2013 Dell Powering the Possible grant. Skillpoint Alliance will receive funding in the form of cash grants and equipment donations to leverage technology and further the organization’s mission of providing a brighter future for underserved youth. “We’re so pleased to start our strategic partnership with Dell to impact children and give them access to computer technology through our FIRST® Robotics programs,” said Margo Dover, Executive Continue Reading >