STEM2025 Session Agenda
STEM2025 Session Topics
Introducing NMTC's Enterprise School System™
The National Minority Technology Council (NMTC) embarked on an empirical journey into the workings of an urban school board decision-making process. Specific situational assessments, charrettes, one-on-one discussion has led our team to surmise the need for governance. In fact our recommendation of the implementation of a “by-school-board” enterprise governance, risk and compliance system has gained interest from federal and state government, and by some of the largest corporations. The major precept of our investigation was based on NMTC understanding of the new citizen demand, particularly on urban school divisions.
Our Enterprise School System approach to Board level measurement and reporting brings the rigor of industry to assist in girding up the constitutional rights of the citizens the School Board Members serve. Participants in this session will discuss actual school board documents of a challenged urban school system to review and document the state of the current control environment and to make recommendations for improvement
Creating Entrepreneurial and Job Opportunities for Vets
Soldier 4 Life Alliance is a grass roots community action team led by the National Minority Technology Council to ensure new veterans have a “soft-landing”, transitioning into both jobs or ownership opportunities. NMTC’s Soldier 4 Life Alliance (S4LA) program is focused on the fact that our returning Soldiers are an asset to our member’s business needs. Aligning the human capital with business need creates an inductive synergy that will generate economic growth in our cities across the US.
Our unique distinction is in our coordinated efforts in aligning job need with government and commercial contracting. We are starting with the end in mind. Our directive to hire 5,000 veterans aligns on purpose with the many programmatic initiatives currently underway with the Council. Our breakout sessions will bring key stakeholders and who are focused on this important issue. Each session will be facilitated by a Council District Director of Military Affairs. Each District Director is appointed to support our direct interest in making this program a collaborative effort.
Bridging the Digital Divide in our Urban Communities
Our urban communities have a unique opportunity for economic prosperity and job growth. The current lack of coordination between our urban education systems, cities, housing districts, and the private sector has created an environment for partnership. The National Minority Technology Council Alliance (NMTCA) is proposing an alliance between minority CLECs (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier), government, and community organizations. Applying high level procurement strategies and Public Private Partnerships with federally funded programs will coordinate internet access in our urban communities. This session will explore how the 2012 Middle Class Act and the adoption of FirstNet may allow HUD Residents access to free internet.
Building Solutions for Change