A solid education in math and science is crucial for today’s youth.  While it sounds cliché – it is a fact. Today’s youth forms tomorrow’s workforce and now is the time to educate the next generation of engineers. While I’d like to see many of those children grow up to become electrical engineers, the truth is that there is a shortage of engineers across a number of industries. This is why ITC donated to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation and their effort to increase the science, technology, engineering and math – commonly referred to as STEM – curriculum in their schools. This donation will directly benefit 300 students who will participate in the Future City Competition, a team-based program challenging students to design a city of the future.

As president of ITC Michigan, and mathematics major, I understand the growing need for engineers and I am proud to be able to make this commitment to the junior high students enrolled in Detroit public schools on behalf of ITC. This is ITC’s commitment to enhance STEM education and indirectly address the pending engineering shortage.

ITC donates thousands of dollars each year to enhance the quality of life of the residents of the communities we serve. We hope the students who participate in these programs become future ITC employees. Approximately 30 percent of the ITC workforce is in the science profession of engineering, so this donation is very special to our employees and the services we provide to our electrical customers.