ERIC Number: EJ777096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Corporate Foundations: Enterprise to the Rescue!
Waters, John K.
T.H.E. Journal, v34 n9 p55-61 Sep 2007
Computer and information technology companies are among the most generous and inventive corporate contributors to American schools today. Many seem to view their contributions almost as acts of self-preservation, both to ensure that they will have a tech-savvy pool of workers from which to draw in the future, and to expose those workers to the tools and technologies their companies produce. Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and a host of others sponsor a wide range of programs that provide a wealth of products, services, and support for students and teachers. Some tech-sector giants, such as Oracle, Intel, and Sun Microsystems, have established separate educational foundations to guide their contributions in this area. This article describes how various leading technology companies are funding endowments to support teach 21st-century skills to tomorrow's workforce.
Descriptors: Information Technology, Vocational Education, Partnerships in Education, Computers, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Sector
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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