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Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 25 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is a key philanthropic focus area for Symantec. Despite the career opportunities and job growth in STEM fields, there is a shortage of interest among young people, particularly among women and minorities. Among the students who took the 2013 ACT exams, only 23% of high school seniors expressed interest in pursuing STEM college majors and careers. Symantec has promised an investment of $20 million by 2020 to support STEM education. The partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a strategic and vital step in promoting STEM education among youth.

One piece to promoting STEM careers among young people is to introduce them to occupations in STEM, what they entail and the steps one can take to pursue such a career. Four Symantec employees share their career...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 18 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Summary:

Today, strong partnerships are critical to developing pathways that inspire youth to succeed in STEM careers. Working alongside Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Symantec is playing a key role as an innovator and thought leader, increasing STEM programming and opportunities in the communities in which we serve.

Introduction:

Each year Symantec worldwide works with thousands of internal and external stakeholders to help drive progress within our four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Today, we take a look at STEM, and how Symantec is partnering and inspiring youth to become our future leaders and innovators.

Symantec is committed to promoting STEM education, and helping today’s youth understand and prepare for the vast career opportunities these fields offer. In fact, one goal,...

lora_phillips | 27 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

On Monday, Symantec announced more than $1 million in education grants to nonprofit organizations around the globe. Over the next couple weeks, we'll feature the perspectives of some of our nonprofit partners in this space. Today we hear from NPower, an organization providing IT services and training to nonprofits, schools, and young adults.

 

We applaud Symantec for their commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, announced earlier this week in celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day. In their Fiscal Year 2013, Symantec granted $1 million to nonprofits working in  STEM and literacy...

Cecily Joseph | 25 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Today, Symantec is announcing more than $1 million in grant funding to education-focused initiatives. Education – particularly science, technology engineering, and math education, as well as equal access to education around the globe – is a strong focus for Symantec. In addition to the corporate grants we are announcing today, employees at more than 26 office locations around the world are supporting local education initiatives – volunteering in classrooms, building libraries, acting as science fair mentors, and much more.

Some of these relationships are new ones for Symantec, reflecting our growth in this space and our maturation as a global company. Others are long-standing partners with whom we’ve worked for many years, establishing joint goals and executing programs around the globe. These latest grants give us an opportunity to deepen our engagement with these partners, to more fully apply our resources in terms of employee time and talent, and...

Symantec Corp. | 16 Apr 2012 | 14 comments

by Kelly Killingsworth, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Education Services, Symantec

 

Symantec Education Services is proud to announce that our training courses will now be available on tablets.

This new wave of technology removes printed training material from the classroom and provides that same material electronically to students via a tablet, which Symantec will provide for the duration of the class.  PDF versions of the textbooks are transferred to the classroom tablets.  The students can annotate their documents and transfer the files to their home office at the end of class. No need to lug around a textbook anymore! Another fantastic part is we are cutting back on paper which in turn made the course much more environmentally friendly and cost effective. 

We have received positive feedback during our pre-launch of this new project.

The mix of Symantec staff and customers who attended the course gave very positive...