Memphis, TN – May 5, 2017 – Tech901 was honored as the Charity Spotlight Company at the cityCURRENT signature breakfast series on Friday, May 5, 2017. Hosted by ServiceMaster, the breakfast brought together hundreds of business leaders to the Great Hall and Conference Center in Germantown.
Robert Montague, Tech901 Executive Director, accepted a generous check on behalf of the organization “This contribution will provide a number of technology career training options to Memphians,” said Montague. As the Charity Spotlight, V2 Media, produced a short profile video to showcase Tech901’s efforts. Watch the video here.
“Tech changes global lives and business everyday,” shared Katie Linendoll, tech expert and featured guest speaker. Linendoll also touched on her experience as a reporter with ESPN, CNN, and other various media outlets using technology as solutions in a number of different areas. From supporting children with pediatric cancer to fighting the lionfish in the Caribbean, Linendoll shares her first looks at gadgets and tech on her podcast, Katie <dot> Show.
Linendoll has been tech-minded since childhood and earned her networking certificates before graduating high school. She received her bachelor’s degree in information technology new media from Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to launch her professional career with ESPN. At age 22, she won an Emmy Award for her work on SportsCenter.
cityCURRENT, powered by Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance is a privately-funded catalyst, comprised of a team of partner businesses that are working together to align resources and to host and underwrite the cost of more than 150 events each year and an array of media to enrich and impact the community. The organization has been serving the Mid-South since 2005.
Tech901 is a Memphis-based non-profit (501c3) technology job training and job development organization. Tech901 offers its Tech901 Fellow program of preparation courses for CompTIA and Cisco skill certifications. Courses are offered day and night at the Boys & Girls Club Juice+ Technical Training Center, the University of Memphis / FedEx Institute of Technology and the Crosstown Concourse. See tech901.org for more details.