Junior Achievement of Arizona Tech Store in JA BizTown®

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Our JA BizTown® keeps getting better!  Thanks to new sponsorships from Signature Technology Group (STG) and onTop Corporation, we are opening a Tech Store in JA BizTown to support youth entrepreneurship education. 

Signature Technology Group and onTop’s “Tech Store” provides hands on experiential learning for students on the role of technology (computer hardware and software) in the work place.  It also provides a key learning into the importance of technological proficiency to be successful in modern companies.

The Tech Store will be in Junior Achievement of Arizona’s (JAAZ) educational facility, JA BizTown. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, October 14 at 4:30, at the JA BizTown facility at JAAZ’s headquarters in Tempe.

STG has a wonderful partnership with JAAZ, including representation on the board of directors.

“Junior Achievement is thrilled to add Signature Technology Group and onTop Corporation to our JA BizTown community,” said Joyce Richards, president of Junior Achievement of Arizona.  “This is a new partnership, and this is a wonderful way to commemorate that collaboration.”

Students who participate in the JA BizTown program will obtain a better understanding of how important it is to learn STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) skills to survive in the 21st Century. They will also learn to make important financial decisions for themselves and their families.

Kevin Nohl, CIO and Vice President at STG, and Board Member at Junior Achievement, said, “It is our privilege to introduce a Tech Store in JA BizTown that promotes science and engineering for the youth of Arizona.  The role that technology plays in the work place becomes more and more prevalent every year.  We are pleased to provide an experiential learning program around technology and to join the other existing businesses in JA’s incredible BizTown.”

For more information, please visit www.jaaz.org

About Signature Technology Group

Signature Technology Group (STG) is a leading technology solutions provider. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, STG specializes in helping clients reduce risk, improve efficiency and maximize the utilization rate of their IT infrastructure throughout North America. STG provides maintenance service solutions across all technology platforms and multiple OEM providers, in addition to IT professional services and staff augmentation. For more information, please visit www.signaturetechnology.com.

 About onTop Corporation                    

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, onTop Technology Corp. supports clients within a broad base of industry sectors.  onTop Technology Corp. has expanded its customer and revenue base by over 700% in 2013, in comparison to last year.  Our service offering ranges from cloud based point services to a complete hosted IT environment solution.  onTop's core objective is to help clients become high performance businesses while getting the greatest value out of technology investments.

onTop is committed to helping clients achieve their vision and execute their business strategy. We take away the hassle for clients in managing their own IT environment or specific aspect of their IT environment.  onTop will setup, host, monitor and manage a client’s IT environment. onTop Technology Corp.’s client based includes high growth mid-market and Fortune 1000 companies.

About Junior Achievement of Arizona

Junior Achievement is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization which believes that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy.

Serving Arizona’s youth since 1957, JA prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to become self-sufficient, how to create jobs which make their communities robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

Junior Achievement of Arizona reached nearly 98,000 students during the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information on Junior Achievement or ways to get involved, please call 480-377-8500 or visit www.jaaz.org

 

 

 

 

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
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