Telmate is sponsoring the 5th Annual San Diego County Public Defender Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting San Pasqual Academy. The event will be held on March 31, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sycuan Golf Resort.
“We believe our technology is providing inmates with positive resources to get out and stay out, but we wanted to do something more to help reduce recidivism at its core,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Hansen. “Programs like the San Pasqual Academy in San Diego help at-risk youth in foster care so they can choose a better path.”
Located in Escondido, the academy provides foster teens with a stable, caring home, a quality, individualized education, and the skills needed for independent living. Teens live and learn at the academy, as they prepare for college and/or a career path.
The thought of dissecting a computer is extremely intimidating for most people but for Boys and Girls Club members, the experience was both a treat and a challenge worth taking!
Last week, the Boys and Girls Club led a Spring Break STEM Camp — a hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math event where students learn through activities using scientific and engineering skills. Telmate, a leading corrections technology provider, led the engineering portion of the workshop. And sales engineer and Telmate Cares volunteer Danny Martinez showed the kids the insides of a computer.
“I was impressed by the engagement and interest from the kids,” Martinez said. “I feel fortunate to have been given an opportunity to impart my knowledge and give them hands-on experience.”
Telmate recruiter, Sheryl Stillman, spent the day teaching students of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley the fundamentals of presenting themselves in the working-world. Each month, several Telmate employees volunteer their time to train a small group of participants as part of the “Telmate Cares” community outreach program.
During the class, Stillman walked the students through simple steps that they can immediately start practicing to prepare themselves for life before and after graduating from high school. The class educated the students on the importance of a first impression, how to portray themselves in the public eye (via social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn) and interviewing success tips from a recruiter’s point-of-view.
“I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for the many people who have helped guide me along the way,” Stillman said. “Having any sort of impact on enriching these kids’ confidence is a huge honor to me.”