Develop Job Skills with AT&T Learn℠
November 20, 2018
As part of the company’s Believe Houston℠ initiative, we are offering AT&T Learn℠, a skills readiness virtual learning platform, to provide basic training for skills development, including how to write a resume, make a presentation, and other foundation skills.
We will also provide virtual job awareness training to help job candidates become more aware of some of our in-demand jobs and the skills needed for such roles.
Residents can access AT&T Learn at http://www.believehouston.com.
Job and Resource Fair: Mayor Turner and AT&T collaborate to bring opportunities to Complete Communities
October 27, 2018
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, AT&T and others worked together to bring job opportunities and wraparound services to Houston’s Complete Communities at a Job and Resource Fair at the Lone Star College Victory Center, located in historic Acres Homes.
The Mayor’s Complete Communities initiative is a pilot program designed to revitalize Houston’s under-resourced neighborhoods.
Attendees engaged with employers and hiring managers needing to fill real jobs, participated in resume building and interview workshops, and wraparound support services to help reach real lasting financial independence.
AT&T Contributes $1 Million to Project GRAD and Employee Help Families with FAFSA Applications
October 2, 2018
As part of AT&T’s Believe Houston℠ initiative, AT&T employees volunteered at Project Grad College Cafes around Houston to help students and their families complete their FAFSA applications.
Since 2008, AT&T and Project GRAD have worked together to improve high school success for Houstonians. AT&T’s two-year $1 million contribution will go toward GRAD’s support of the Houston-area students enrolled at Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success, Aldine Ninth Grade School and Aldine Senior High Schools, and Southwest Charter School’s Empowering High School. AT&T’s support has delivered GRAD programming to 18,000 Houston-area students.
Banners to Backpacks: AT&T Distributes 500 Upcycled Backpacks to Houston Students
August 18, 2018
AT&T upcycled 10,000 yards of branded cloth material – also known as “scrim” – from the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament into 1,000 backpacks for students as part of its Banners to Backpacks initiative.
500 Houston Students received backpacks filled with school supplies donated by the AT&T Pioneers – a group made up of retired AT&T employees – and the Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees.
“This innovative and exciting effort marries two priorities for AT&T – education and the environment,” said Stacy Canady, Regional Vice President, AT&T. “With this effort, and others, we are taking advantage of opportunities to transform items that might have gone into the landfill into useful items for our local communities. This is part of our ongoing commitment to minimize waste and we are excited to put this to use for students right here in Houston.”
Harris County’s TRIAD Prevention Program, Houston Police Department, State Representative Gene Wu and AT&T worked together on the event.
“Innovative, forward-thinking corporate leaders are blazing a new trail when it comes to protecting our environment,” Representative Wu said. “Companies are driving change by choosing wind and solar power and promoting conversation with programs like AT&T’s Banners to Backpacks program. This is an exciting program and a great way to help the students right here in Houston and goes hand-in-hand with Houston ISD’s efforts to empower learners to make sustainable decisions.”