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Outlook in Higher Education Magazine December 2014 ISSUE (By Michelle Adam)

December, 2014: For years, Nikki Arora, corporate marketing officer of UST Global, would hear corporations talk about equality and diversity in the workforce, yet the dismal figures for women, let alone minority women, in the IT workforce remained the same. According to Arora, less than 2 percent of women make it into the IT workforce, despite the fact that about 12 percent graduate with IT degrees.

New York City Program Part of Nationwide Initiative to Grow STEM Careers

 

NEW YORK CITY, NY--(Marketwired) - UST Global, a Los Angeles-based information technology solutions and services company serving Global 1000 enterprises, today launched 'Step IT Up America - New York,' part of its nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to, by 2020, educate 5,000 minority women across the country and place them in jobs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced today that it has been conferred with the Global Brand Excellence Awards, in two categories, at the World Brand Congress the single largest rendezvous of best brains behind some of the world's most successful and sought after brands held in Singapore recently.

DETROIT:--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, July 18th, 2014, visited the Detroit center of LA-based UST Global’s ‘Step IT Up America,’ a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to educate and hire 5,000 minority women across the country by 2020.

 

Accompanying the Vice President was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

How You Can Help? Come Join the Revolution

Show your support by joining UST Global®, Governors, Mayors, corporate industry leaders, and many others for our upcoming public announcement of the program.

Form a Corporate Coalition. Partner with us if you are local foundation or organization focused to advance the cause, or as an individual to make this program a success. UST Global will promise the quality and performance of these young women’s work.

Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago Welcomed the Initiative

CHICAGO, IL: (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- UST Global, a Los Angeles-based information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, today launched in Chicago 'Step IT Up America,' a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to educate and hire 5,000 minority women across the country by 2020.

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired) - UST Global, an Aliso Viejo based information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, on Friday March 28th launched in Los Angeles, 'Step IT Up America,' a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to train and hire 1,000 minority women by the end of 2014. Along with the launch, Los Angeles welcomed several women participating in the program as well as a program mentor.

Sajan Pillai, the CEO of UST Global, sees women — especially minority women — as a key to solving the problem of not having enough information technology workers and is betting more than 100 million dollars of his company’s money on it.

STEM education gives job seekers a needed leg up in the market

By: Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos Gutierrez is chairman of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a commercial diplomacy firm based in Washington, D.C., and is formerly U.S. commerce secretary.

Throughout my career as an executive in both the public and private sectors, one investment principle has stood out: people — human resources — are an organization’s greatest asset. Ensuring that you maximize the potential of your workforce by investing in their education, training, and mentorship opportunities is the first step for building a successful company, and, in the case of Detroit, a vibrant and sustainable economy.

The new initiative in Detroit to train and find Jobs for Minority Women

Jim Caldwell said it was important for him to support Step IT Up America, the new program aiding women in Detroit.

The program is run by UST Global, which has already launched in Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Step IT Up Will Train and Employ 5,000 Minority Women Across 10 US Cities

 

DETROIT, MI --(Marketwired ) --, UST Global, a Los Angeles-based information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, today launched in Detroit, 'Step IT Up America,' a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to train and place 5,000 minority women in the field of Information Technology (IT) by 2020.

Efforts through this program will seek to train and employ 5000 minority women across America

Thiruvananthapuram: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, has successfully launched “Step IT Up America” a program dedicated  towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) efforts in America that will help to train and employ women across the country. Its main objective is to provide women with technological skills to launch their careers in the field of Information Technology.

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UST Global, a Los Angeles-based information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, today held its Philadelphia launch of “Step IT Up America” an ambitious program in response to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) efforts across the country to train and find jobs for 5,000 minority women across America. Step IT Up America provides a platform to train and employ inner-city women by providing them with technological skills to launch careers in the field of Information Technology.