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Recent NFA P-TECH Graduate Speaks at National Technology Forum
Suriana Rodriguez, a recent NFA P-TECH (formerly Excelsior Academy) graduate spoke at the annual 2019 CES (Consumer Technology Association) gathering this week.
Suriana, is an alumna of NFA P-TECHs inaugural graduating class that celebrated 17 high school graduates who simultaneously earned their associates degree from SUNY Orange last year. Nearly all members of NFA P-TECH also have a mentor and complete at least one internship in the technology field through the program’s partnership with IBM. Suriana was featured at forum in Las Vegas with CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty.
After completion of her high school diploma and associates degree in the spring of 2018, Suriana began working for IBM as an Electronics Lab Tech Apprentice.
More about CES event:
CES® Is the Global Stage for Innovation. CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 180K attendees from 150 countries.
And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ — the technology trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology industry — it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.
Find out more about the thought leaders who come to CES by checking out the CES 2018 Attendance Audit Summary (PDF).
Video and photos enclosed of Suriana speaking at the event while fellow NFA P-TECH students watch live, courtesy of Ms. Danille Jager and Mr. Kevin Rothman.
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).