A BIG THANK YOU TO BDPA 2009 BFTAC SPONSORS
KEYBANK, RADIO ONE, FIRST ENERGY, COMPUWARE, BP THE AMERICAS, BEST BUY - MACEDONIA, CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL COURTS, AMERICAN GENERAL INSURANCE, NOMBC, CAAO, FUNUTATION TEKADEMY, ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, ALLSTATE, PNC-NATIONAL CITY, PHOENIX UNIVERSITY, THE SOCIETY FOR FINANCIAL AWARENESS, WALTER ALLEN ROGERS JR., SWEET TREATS BY SISTERS D, SALES PARTNER INTERNATIONAL, DAISY PRINTING, WELLS CREATIONS, THE BUSINESS DOCTOR, HELLO WORLD, OCE, THE UNITED STATES NAVY, WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE PLAIN DEALER, COMBINED ACCESS, ACN-FEDDIE SHERMAN, MCCLARTY CLEANING/LANDSCAPING, DRAFT TRAVEL, HOT CARDS, YMCA BEDFORD.

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President Barack Obama's strong reliance on technology in his run for the Presidency, nationwide observances of Black Family Technology Awareness Week, and the strong involvement of BDPA Chapters around the U.S. have raised awareness of the importance of technology. YOU can help the momentum and enhance your career by partnering with BDPA. Northeast Ohioans can visit www.bdpa-cleveland.org and others can visit www.bdpa.org for additional information.


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FEB. 18TH PHOTO SLIDE SHOW BELOW - FOR VIDEOS CLICK HERE! -

BLACK FAMILY TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN (BFTAC)
GET INVOLVED! - MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

 

History: In its continuing leadership role in closing the Digital Divide, IBM is sponsoring the sixth Black Family Technology Awareness Campaign (BFTAC) February 13-19, 2011 in partnership with Career Communications Group.

 

BFTAC is a public awareness campaign to communicate the value of technology in the Black community and its importance in educating and preparing Black children for future careers.

 

From national to international
This year, in addition to the hundreds of hands-on demonstrations, computer classes, technology fairs and online college expos taking place across the U.S., the initiative is being expanded globally, providing tens of thousands of people with opportunities to access technology and enhance their technological skills in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Johannesburg and Toronto.

 

"As the world's largest information technology provider, IBM has taken a leadership role in trying to ensure that people from all backgrounds have access to innovative information technologies and resources," says Phil Thompson, vice president, Emerging Markets, and a BFTAC co-chair.

 

"Six years ago, we strongly believed that BFTAC could rally those forces in the community that would inspire and empower Blacks to take advantage of the opportunities technology presents, and it is exciting to see that happening now in the U.S. and on an international scale," he adds.

 

Thompson is one of five senior IBM Black executives who will serve as national BFTAC chairpersons, crisscrossing the country to attend events and address some of the issues critical to persuading Blacks to participate more fully in the Digital Age. The others include:

  • Rod Adkins, vice president, development, Systems and Technology Group
  • Dr. Sandra Johnson, senior technical staff member and chief technology officer, global small and medium business, Systems and Technology Group
  • Lauren States, vice president, technical sales and customer deployment, Software Group
  • Al Zollar, general manager, Tivoli Software, Software Group

 

BDPA Cleveland has participated for 4 of the 6 years by hosting Technology Fairs at Harvard Community Service Center, Career Networking events, Computers 101 workshops at Tri-C Corporate College, and gave away 25 computers at a Technology Fun Day at The Word Church.

 

BJP

 

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- BFTAC Radio Broadcast on WERE 1490 - Feb, 2011 -

 

This 1/2 Hour Broadcast is very informative.
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- Broadcast provided courtesy of WERE 1490 AM -

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