Testimonials

A high school teacher commenting on an internship completed by one of her students for school project credit

This is great news.  Thank you for all you have done for her.  You changed her life. 

A high school teacher who has been an active participant in ConnectToTech events for several years

Just wanted to say Thank You for all of your assistance. For 2nd year in a row I have a female student who has earned outstanding senior award in Computer Networking. Both continuing ed in CS and both attended Stonybrook WISE days that you so kindly assisted us with.... Outstanding young lady!  Also my Computer Networking students had the opportunity to visit MIcrosoft last week. Again your introduction paved the way there. More of my students will be attending the Connect The Dots summer experience. Great things happening!!! Thank you!!

A high school teacher and class took field trips to CA Technologies and Cablevision in one day!

From teacher: "Wow!  My class and I went to both Cablevision and Computer Associates the other day.  The trip was awesome and the students had a blast.  We are still talking about it!  I just wanted to thank you for making it happen for us."

From Cablevision: Our tour with the students was a great success nvolving a reach into the community to cultivate student interest in technology and Cablevision. 

A university professor after meeting high school guidance counselor and business contact at a ConnectToTech meeting:

"...let me just share with you now how many new projects have spawned from your last meeting. I am connecting Hofstra and the Maritime Explorium with East Islip High School and the Energy Regional Industry Council on the phantom energy project. Plus, the Maritime Explorium is also going to partner with East Islip career academies.   All good. Thank you for the opportunities that ConnectToTech fosters."

A high school student following a job shadow at Motorola Solutions:

"...as a result of this experience, I learned that Graphic Design is used in so many different areas.  I Enjoyed y time with all the different specialists.  I am looking forward to becoming a Graphic Designer and having so many choices as to what I want to do with my skills."

A high school teacher following a career day at Motorola Solutions:

"...thank you for spending so much time with our students... The trip has greatly enhanced our program and provides for a greater level of understanding and application by our students.  There have been many times since our visit that I reference the technology at Motorola in order to help students better understand our curriculum content."

A high school teacher giving appreciation for ConnectToTech volunteers at an in-school career day:

"I just wanted to extend our deepest thanks from the faculty, staff and especially the students of Merrick Avenue Middle School.  Your participation in our Engineering Career Day made the event a smashing success!  The overall student response was overwhelmingly positive and several students have approached me and the other Technology and Science department faculty to tell us how excited they were to witness and experience your company’s products and processes.  I look forward to next year in the sincere hope that you will be able to join us again and continue to imbue our students with the excitement that only engineering and technology can provide! Again, my deepest thanks."

Sewanhaka High School Students after tour at Motorola facilities:

“ … I learned so much about things I’ve never known.  I was introduced to new career fields that I actually might consider.  Out of all the careers that I’ve learned from that day, Industrial Design was what sparked my interest….  You can take classes and work hard until you become good at it…you will eventually achieve your goals; you should never doubt yourself ….”

“ … I’ve learned through you that it takes persistence and teamwork to create the perfect product.  You’ve opened up my eyes to new possibilities, to new career opportunities …”

EastIslipHigh School teacher after tour at Motorola facilities:

“There have been many times since our visit that I have referenced the technology at Motorola in order to help students better understand our curriculum content.  The trip has greatly enhanced our program and provides for a greater level of understanding and application by our students.”

East IslipHigh School students after tour at Motorola facilities:

“I liked seeing how a real Datacenter actually works”… “The Industrial Design center was very interesting.  It opened my mind to a career that I had never heard of.”

Center Moriches High School student after job shadow experience at Motorola:

“As a result of this experience, I learned that Graphic Design is used in so many different areas.  I enjoyed my time with all the different specialists. … I am looking forward to becoming a Graphic Designer and having so many choices as to what I want to do with my skills.”