DENVER, CO – KidsTek is proud to announce the naming of new Board Chair, Rob McClary.
Rob McClary has been involved in the technology services market for more than 15 years and currently serves as the Sr. Vice President and General Manager of FORTRUST, a Colorado-based data center services provider and colocation facility.
“The chance to help KidsTek grow was a perfect fit with my desire to give back to the community,” says McClary, “while also leveraging my experience in workforce development.”
Exciting new programs are on the horizon for KidsTek, including a new CIO and IT executive outreach program designed to get more of Colorado’s technology companies connected to KidsTek’s mission. There will also be a new focus on expanding the number of schools served by KidTek, in addition to new fundraising initiatives designed to help grow staff and deliver services in the most professional and effective ways possible.
Continues McClary, “It is imperative that we all join together and stay focused on our critical mission of bridging the digital divide by offering classes, computers and continued support to Colorado’s highest-needs families. Technology education and careers in the ever-expanding technology field have the ability to elevate people to new levels of success.”
McClary will work closely with Executive Director Richard Liner, Program Director Andrew Bissland, and the entire KidsTek staff and board in order to create more awareness and excitement for the programs that KidsTek brings to Colorado’s highest-needs youths.
“We will serve many more students this year thanks to your support and hard work, and we have some other exciting programs in the works for later this year,” says Executive Director Richard Liner. “Since we provide all of our classes tuition-free to our students, funding is always an important part of our success. We urge you to continue to support our efforts through your generous donations and in-kind services. Together, we are continuing to bridge the digital divide in Colorado’s highest needs areas.”
This announcement comes as KidsTek begins to wrap up its most successful year ever, providing technology training to over 900 students through 24 programs in six Colorado school districts, in addition to awarding 109 college credits and 14 certifications during the school year.