MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) and INROADS have formally launched the L3Harris College Links Program in Orlando and Dallas to offer underserved high school students in the region with critical STEM and business training, mentoring and skills development.
Leaders from L3Harris, INROADS, the Orlando Magic and other organizations took part in a virtual event Saturday to kickoff the program in the two cities. L3Harris has committed $2 million and employee volunteers to support the program, which will engage students in career exploration, internships, and leadership development. The company has about 8,000 employees in Central Florida and 7,700 employees in North Texas.
“L3Harris is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders and innovators by supporting INROADS,” said Jim Girard, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, L3Harris. “We have been a proud supporter of INROADs for nearly a decade, and look forward to expanding our role in these two communities where we have a large company presence.”
INROADS College Links is a college and career readiness program for high school students interested in STEM and business careers. In addition to Orlando and Dallas, INROADS oversees College Links programs in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Washington DC and other cities. High school students can apply here.
“INROADS is proud to collaborate with our partners for the expansion of College Links to give opportunities for underrepresented high school scholars around the nation,” said Forest T. Harper, Jr., President and CEO, INROADS. “The next generation of leaders start right here at College Links, and we would not be able to accomplish this growth without the generous support of our partners in the community.”
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.
INROADS was founded more than 50 years ago. Inspired by the famed I Have a Dream speech, Frank Carr founded INROADS to remove career barriers to corporate opportunities for people of color. Today, INROADS is credited with establishing the Black middle class. With more than 30,000 alumni, INROADS is the largest nonprofit organization committed to leadership and career development for underserved and underrepresented talent in the world. INROADS has placed students in more than 154,000 paid internships throughout its history, and graduated more than 30,000 alumni into full-time professional and leadership positions with more than 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves 800-1,300 interns and 200 corporate clients. Learn more at INROADS.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @INROADSInc.
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