Berwyn Tech Partners with Apple to Bring STEM Programs to Youth

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Local technology leaders, Berwyn Tech (2137 S Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL) along with Apple pioneer and founder of Woz U, ( 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. Last weekend. 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. Berwyn Tech Entrepreneurship Center provides hands-on technology education for economically disadvantaged youth with a focus on entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.

PHOTO CAPTION: From left to right, ABC News Stacy Baca, America’s Next Top Model Winner Jaslene Gonzalez, Cesar Rolon Founder of The Latina Expo, Xavier Hernandez BTEC owner and Billy Gardner VP of Community Outreach at Woz U Education

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