Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Electronics & Communications Services, LLC (MECS) continues its commitment to the community by awarding scholarships to six deserving local students.
Since founding the company in 2004, Derek Montgomery, MECS President & CEO, along with his team of solution engineers, set out to make an impact on their clients’ businesses and their community. MECS created a program called Kids in Technology (KIT) which has a long-standing education partnership with public schools.
As part of the KIT program, MECS provides demo electronic display units to schools across Alabama. Their team visits partner schools to teach students how to design, control, and build high-tech systems just like the company does for its own clients. KIT initiatives have also included sponsorships for teacher appreciation events. Derek Montgomery, shared one of the goals of the KIT program as “helping American children gain confidence and realize they can compete and be successful in the technology industry.”
KIT is focused on driving student’s interest toward STEM-related careers. When asked to elaborate on outreach initiatives with Montgomery Public School District, Derek stated, “Giving back to our schools should be a top priority for all local companies. Information Technology businesses have a special responsibility to influence tomorrow’s generations to embrace technology.”
Students will be recognized for their achievement at the 2018 Honoree Dinner & Scholarship Award Presentation on Friday, August 10, 2018. The MECS KIT program is awarding each of these students a $500 scholarship.
1. Khaalidah Muhammad
2. Khaalilah Muhammad
3. Tyrek Sneed
4. Jayla Blue
5. Kyondre Hall
6. Joseph Howard
The recognition dinner will headline keynote speaker, Dr. Ronald D. Peoples, Esquire. The program will also include opening and closing remarks from the Honorable John F. Knight, State Representative for the 76th District and the Honorable Johnny Hardwick, Presiding Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit.