"We are thrilled to partner with Verizon and thank the engineers for giving their time and talent to inspire high school students across the country," said NAF President JD Hoye. "This one activity has the power to encourage so many young people to pursue a career in one of our nation's most viable industries."For the last 10 years, Verizon and NAF have partnered together to expose students to careers of the future through local academies across the country. In addition to providing access to work-based learning opportunities and internships, Verizon was also one of the founding NAFTrack partners -- a promise made by some of America's top companies to give special consideration to college students and future job applicants who have completed the NAF course of study and graduated high school having earned Halftrack Certification. Benefits of this program include pre-interview and resume support, and access to paid college internships. Verizon will continue to feature stories about the engineers who work behind the scenes to engineer the network for its customers. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) (NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated $126 billion in 2017 revenues. The company operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. VERIZON'S ONLINE MEDIA CENTER: News releases, stories, media contacts and other resources are available at www.verizon.com/about/news/. News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/. About NAF NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 100,000 students attended 644 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated with 90% of graduates with post-secondary intentions. For more information, please visit: https://naf.org.
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