On Friday, June 6, Ralph McKee Career and Technical High School sent 60 of its high school engineering students to TELEHOUSE’s Staten Island Data Center for a tour of the facility and presentation on the employment opportunities that exist in the telecom and IT industries. 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, this outreach event is an innovative way to bridge the gap between academia and the professional workplace setting.
The two-hour tour and presentation was held at Telehouse’s Staten Island data center, located at 7 Teleport Drive, based off South Avenue in Corporate Park.
As a global player that owns and operates 42 data centers worldwide, Telehouse showed both students and faculty through the halls and select rooms of its flagship facility. In addition to the tours, Telehouse and Digital Edge offered an overview of professional telecom and information technology jobs and requirements, along with a “behind the scenes” look at the modern data center.
“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,’” comments Sandra DeNovellis, Senior Marketing Manager at Telehouse. “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.”
“Ralph McKee High School is excited to join Telehouse and Digital Edge in this collaborative outreach opportunity,” states Sharon Henry, Principal of Ralph McKee High School. “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.”
For tour requests and more information on future events, please contact [email protected].