Accudata Systems, Inc., Proudly Supports KIPP Houston Public Schools
November 7, 2017 – Houston, Texas – Today Accudata Systems, Inc. announced a partnership with KIPP Houston Public Schools to support an initiative to ignite a passion for technology in high school students with a new course. In its pilot phase this year, the course allows students to receive a CompTIA certification, as well as college transcript credits, providing a jumpstart for those looking to pursue careers in technology.
Accudata, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, has always made a point to support the local Houston community. The company is excited about this new opportunity to invest in the students’ futures and propel STEM initiatives with KIPP by providing mentorships, internships, and future career opportunities for the young people taking part in the technology program.
“Our KIPPsters will benefit greatly from this meaningful partnership with Accudata. Exposing our students to information technology and engaging them in immersive learning experiences such as these creates a world of possibilities for their future,” said Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder of KIPP.
“This partnership is perfect in so many ways and gives our team — men and women who are incredibly passionate about technology — a way to give back to our community’s youth. Not only are we helping foster excitement in these young students and provide them with a path for the future, but we’re also meeting the needs of a very real talent gap in our industry. It’s a win-win all around,” said Patrick Vardeman, CEO of Accudata Systems.
About KIPP Houston Public Schools
KIPP was founded in Houston in 1994 and has since grown to 209 public charter schools in 20 states and D.C. educating 88,000 children. Houston is KIPP’s largest region and educates 14,500 students in 28 schools and serves an additional 2,300 alumni in college and beyond. While only 10.6 percent of students from low-income communities in Houston graduate from college, 50 percent of KIPPsters, tracked from the 8th grade, graduate college. www.kipphouston.org
About Accudata Systems
Accudata Systems is an IT consulting and integration firm with 34 years of experience providing high-impact IT infrastructure services and integrated solutions. As a trusted advisor, we help our clients incorporate innovative networking technologies into their IT environment while preserving performance, availability, and security. With an unwavering commitment to customer service and satisfaction since our founding in 1982, Accudata has grown to become one of the largest and most trusted IT integrators in the country. To learn more about Accudata, visit us at www.accudatasystems.com.