BERWYN TECH TO PARTNER WITH APPLE PIONEER, STEVE WOZNIAK TO BRING STEAM PROGRAMS TO YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITY

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June 08, 2018
 Local technology leaders, Berwyn Tech (2137 S Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL) along with Apple pioneer and founder of Woz U, (www.woz-u.com) Steve Wozniak have partnered to bring much needed programming into underserved communities. According to Xavier Hernandez, President of Berwyn Tech, “The partnership is an effort to drive the youth of our black and brown communities into life sustaining careers through the power of hands-on “tech” education.”

The announcement of this partnership was made in front of thousands, during the closing ceremony of Chicago’s 1st Latina Expo, that took place both Saturday and Sunday, at the UIC Forum. The Expo also served as the backdrop to a ground-breaking announcement in the world of technology and digital communication. Chicago will plan to hold its inaugural Latino Technology Convention in the Spring of 2019. This convention will serve to establish Chicago as the leader in the advancement of accessible technology applications to serve business, and as the hub for career developing youth education.
 
About Berwyn Tech Entrepreneurship Center
Berwyn Tech Entrepreneurship Center provides hands-on technology education for economically disadvantaged youth with a focus on entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. Beginning in summer of 2018, Woz U Education and BTEC will commence a deployment plan locally in Chicago to form and structure partnership networks to advance their educational platforms. BTEC’s business consultants have already begun conversations with K-8 schools and area high schools to roll out packages looking to infuse STEAM learning into current classes offered by CPS and Alternative\ Schools. The mission of Woz U Education thru BTEC will be to provide technology to youth and young adults in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland areas. Through education and training with internship and entrepreneurship opportunities, this collaboration will benefit individuals and families with competitive salaries and sustaining career opportunities.
 
Contact:
Xavier Hernandez, President
(312) 806-0944