The Pittsburgh Penguins and CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm with a strong presence in Pittsburgh, are teaming up to launch the first Tech Academy for Pittsburgh Area students, it was announced today.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Tech Academy Powered by CGI will provide an opportunity for up to 100 students to participate in an immersive “in-the-field” experience at PPG Paints Arena, while they learn from leaders in sports and business technology.
The Tech Academy will take place on March 9, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena. Selected students in the program will be guided through a series of sessions as they learn about the technology used in Pittsburgh Penguins’ analytics and research, in-game entertainment, mobile ticketing, CRM, sports and exercise science and more.
Following the Tech Academy, students will have the opportunity to submit a student project for a chance to win technology services and updates for their school, a VIP Penguins experience, a presentation from Penguins and CGI executives at their school, and the opportunity to present their project in front of an audience of technology and business executives.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Penguins to create a technology program that exposes students to new ways of thinking and to the technology career possibilities open to them, consistent with CGI’s national and local STEM mission,” said Bernie Mongilio, Senior Vice-President of CGI’s U.S. Great Lakes Operations.
Applications are open to all 10th and 11th grade students in Pittsburgh’s surrounding counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland). Students can apply as either an individual or as a group of up to four students. Eligible students interested in applying can complete an application here through February 2. Twenty-five applications will be accepted by a panel of Penguins and CGI employees.
To learn more about the Pittsburgh Penguins Tech Academy Powered by CGI, visit here.
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