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Jackson and ITEC Take STEM Education on the Road

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2017 5:00 PM

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LANSING, MI — Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has been awarded $20,000 from Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®), to support the TechTransport bus, ITEC’s mobile computer lab.

The company’s donation will allow the Lansing-based program to continue developing students’ technology skills through tutoring and classes aboard the ITEC bus. ”At Jackson, we believe every child should have the opportunity to build a successful future,” said Danielle Robinson, director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Jackson.

”At Jackson, we believe every child should have the opportunity to build a successful future,” said Danielle Robinson, director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Jackson. “ITEC’s TechTransport takes innovative educational opportunities on the road, meeting students where they are and further increasing their chances for success. ITEC’s proven track record of offering interactive programming that enhances students’ STEM knowledge makes them an ideal partner.”

This year, ITEC expects to serve at least 2,500 children throughout the Greater Lansing area by providing a state-of-the-art space launch experience, among many more exciting programs. The bus programs include 3D printing, augmented reality and the Kerbal Space Program.

“Thanks to Jackson’s contribution, we are one step closer to providing our services to thousands of students in the mid-Michigan area,” said Kirk Riley, executive director for ITEC. “We are so grateful for Jackson’s support and for all that they do for ITEC.”

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About ITEC: Mixing science and fun, ITEC (iteclansing.org) builds tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. ITEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in the Capital Region to get children excited to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ITEC’s mission is to enable Lansing area residents to acquire technological skills that will allow them to participate in a fast-paced global economy. For more information, visit iteclansing.org.

About Jackson: Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients. The company offers a diverse range of products including variable, fixed and fixed index annuities designed for tax-efficient accumulation and distribution of retirement income for retail customers, and fixed income products for institutional investors. Jackson subsidiaries and affiliates provide specialized asset management and retail brokerage services. Jackson prides itself on product innovation, sound corporate risk management practices and strategic technology initiatives. Focused on thought leadership and education, the company develops proprietary research, industry insights and financial representative training on retirement planning and alternative investment strategies. Jackson is also dedicated to corporate social responsibility and supports charities focused on helping children and seniors in the communities where its employees live and work. For more information, visit www.jackson.com.
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