The 60 high school engineering students of Ralph McKee Career and Technical High School (Staten Island, NY) are excited to visit TELEHOUSE (News - Alert)'s Staten Island Data Center. The facility tour will educate them about employment opportunities in the telecom and IT industries.
The main objective of the event is to adopt a system whereby these graduates are able to bridge the gap between academia and a professional environment.
The tours will take place today between 9 AM and 11 AM at Telehouse's Staten Island data center, located at 7 Teleport Drive, based off South Avenue in Corporate Park.
The event is hosted by Telehouse, the global leader in data centers, international internet exchanges, and scalable IT support solutions, and Digital Edge, a data center services provider specializing in back-end technology.
Sandra DeNovellis, Senior Marketing Manager at Telehouse said in a statement, “As a member of the Staten Island community for the past 25 years, we are proud to exhibit our facility to the next generation of young minds and showcase Telehouse's ability to 'Think Next’. This event is a salute to the children of tomorrow, and it is an honor to be a part of their growth and mentoring along the way. We hope to make this occasion the first of many, and would welcome students from around the region to participate in the future."
Telehouse, a company that owns and operates 42 data centers worldwide will show both students and faculty through the halls, and select rooms, of its flagship facility.
In addition, Telehouse and Digital Edge will provide an overview of professional telecom and information technology jobs and requirements, along with a "behind the scenes" look at the modern data center.
, Principal of Ralph McKee High School, Sharon Henry, said in a statement, "Our students demonstrate a strong interest in the technology sector, and being able to show them life beyond the classroom at Telehouse's state-of-the-art data center here in Staten Island is both valuable and educational."
Edited by Maurice Nagle