BLOG

Skillpoint’s Pilot Multi-Generational Program Featured on Next City

Our pilot multi-generational series launched on July 6, and this week we're thrilled to be featured on Next City! Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities by creating media and events around the world. Their news website features best practices from around the country, and we're so honored to be included. Our multi-gen program combines the Empower Computer Proficiency Course with our STEM Innovation Camps, giving Continue Reading >

Meet Skillpoint | Board of Directors: Brian Haulotte

This post is part of an ongoing series, Meet Skillpoint, where you will hear from the people behind our work to build human capital in Central Texas.  Skillpoint is pleased to introduce Brian Haulotte as one of the newest members of Skillpoint’s Board of Directors. Brian attended middle and high school in Austin after relocating from Ann Arbor Michigan, and began his construction career by working as a laborer and carpenter during his high school and college breaks. After graduating Continue Reading >

Meet Skillpoint | Board of Directors: Derrick Bonyuet

This post is part of an ongoing series, Meet Skillpoint, where you will hear from the people behind our work to build human capital in Central Texas.  Meet Derrick Bonyuet, another recent member of Skillpoint’s Board of Directors. Derrick is currently a finance controller at Dell, Inc in their Commercial Business Organization (CBO), and serves as the Finance Committee chair for Skillpoint's board. Before joining Dell, Derrick worked in public accounting with Price Waterhouse. In Continue Reading >

Meet Skillpoint | Board of Directors: Mitch Holt

This post is part of an ongoing series, Meet Skillpoint, where you will hear from the people behind our work to build human capital in Central Texas.    Meet Mitch Holt, the Integrated Marketing Manager at Zenoss, and a recent addition to the Board of Directors for Skillpoint Alliance. When he's not working to amplify the brands of those two organizations, you can find him competing with his soccer and softball teams, visiting local breweries, enjoying Mexican food and barbecue, Continue Reading >

Meet Skillpoint | Board of Directors: Matt Glazer

At Skillpoint Alliance, our people are our most valuable asset. With the passion and drive of our staff, Board of Directors, and partners, Skillpoint Alliance is able to offer the opportunity of growth and success to more and more Central Texans each year. Today is the first post in our newest blog series, Meet Skillpoint, where we'll give you the opportunity to hear from the incredible people involved in our organization. In May, Skillpoint welcomed six new members to our Board of Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance selected for Google Fiber’s new Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Skillpoint Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a participant in Google Fiber's first-ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship. As one of two Austin organizations chosen to participate, we're excited to to use our 20 years of expertise, skill and commitment to take on the challenge of narrowing the digital divide in Austin. In an ever-increasing digital society, access to the web can open doors of opportunity - from finding housing or employment, to keeping in touch with Continue Reading >

Summer Educator Institutes presented by Skillpoint

This summer, Skillpoint is proud to present two free Educator Institutes in partnership with Transformation Central. The workshops focus on giving administrators, teachers and coaches the tools needed to develop a STEM internship or bring Day of Code to their school.  If you're an educator looking to increase access to science, technology, engineering and math at your campus,  join us for one of our workshops this summer! For more information on each of the Institutes: Day of Code How Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Hosts Science Thursday at Bob Bullock

Skillpoint Alliance hosted a Science Thursday on April 16th, and gave hundreds of students the opportunity to explore the Bullock Museum, watch demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities with STEM experts from Central Texas Discover Engineering. Skillpoint and CTDE staff  facilitated entertaining activities for more than 1000 kids, allowing them to interact with elements such as the Van de Graaff  Generator, create boats and speed racers, and test various experiments. Senior Continue Reading >

3M Awards Skillpoint volunteer Walter Romanko

Skillpoint Alliance was excited to receive a $250 donation from 3M, in recognition of Dr. Mr. Walter Romanko contributing over 100 hours of volunteer time to the Central Texas Discover Engineering (CTDE) program, which connects schools with engineers who host a hands-on project to raise awareness about the excitement of STEM careers. In 2014, engineers like Dr. Romanko reached over 7,000 students! We interviewed Dr.Romanko about his award and his outlook on his volunteering around Continue Reading >

Skillpoint hosts the Austin Education Jam

The Austin Education Game Jam was held March 7th-14th 2015. It was a follow up event to the White House Game Jam in support the President’s vision that education should be fun, interactive and serve student’s needs. Skillpoint Alliance and Globaloria brought together professional game developers, teachers and students to create learning games that appeal to the mass market. The results were amazing! There were 7 games completed and showcased at the SXSWedu Playground and at the SXSW Gaming Continue Reading >