“It’s an honor to be recognized by NPower for the value that NetApp’s excellence in the workplace brings to communities,” said Georgens. “We view culture as a sustainable differentiator and aim to foster an environment that inspires employees to deliver success for our customers and partners while making the communities in which we work and live a better place. Part of improving our communities is a commitment to making sure that tomorrow’s IT workforce has the tools and education today needed to be successful.”NPower also celebrated the achievements of its two signature programs, Technology Service Corps (TSC) and The Community Corps (TCC).
- TSC has helped more than 700 young adults and veterans get the tech and professional skills they need to pursue their dreams. TSC has locations in New York City and Dallas, where NPower launched its first veterans program in April of this year. Plans are underway to launch a second veterans program in the San Francisco Bay area in 2014.
- TCC connects nonprofits and schools to tech volunteers who are able to assist with community programs throughout the country and around the world. TCC has matched thousands of volunteers to nonprofits, with a large focus on the advancement of STEM education and fostering the development of women in technology.
- Peter Hancock, East U.S. Regional Leader, Technical Sales, Symantec was honored as the TSC Volunteer of the Year.
- Citi was honored as the TSC Pro Bono Team of the Year for its support of NPower’s Dallas TSC veterans program.
- Bank of America was honored as the TCC Pro Bono Team of the Year for its support of youth and education.
- Kathi Saccullo, Vice President, New York Life, was honored as the TCC Volunteer of the Year for her support of programs encouraging young women to pursue STEM careers.