Goodwill partners with Austin, AT&T to give students technology

FILE (AP Photo)
FILE (AP Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A partnership is giving local high school students much needed technology and encouragement.

Joining us in the studio is Matthew Williams, the Vice President for Education with Goodwill Central Texas.

Goodwill is joining forces with AT&T and the city of Austin. Together they plan to help 450 students in East Austin, which will be eligible to take part in the work-force programs or youth advancement programs.

They will also partner with local Austin ISD high schools to offer resource for students.

“There are professional and academic purposes for [the partnership],” said Williams. “Microsoft Office, professional communication, email attachments, having a profession email, knowing which technology platforms are professional and allow them to communicate in a professional manner, it’s a big gap.”

 

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