Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Plans to Visit Kenosha to Learn How LeewardBA Supports Real World Experiences for Students
Private Company Inspires Young Minds in Kenosha
KENOSHA, WI: Leeward Business Advisors is committed to making Wisconsin a place to grow and retain technical talent. To promote their efforts, LeewardBA invited Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to visit Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC) and learn more about the partnership. Dr. Andersson will be leading a tour on Friday, March 31st from 12-1:30pm. Press is invited to participate and learn more about the programs KTEC and LeewardBA are running. “This does not need to a secret” said Michael Polzin, “we want the community to know how education and business partnerships can directly benefit the development of young minds.”
Leeward Business Advisors has been facilitating a Computer Science club for KTEC students since January of this year. Students have been collaborating under the instruction of LeewardBA employees to up computers, this differs from the coding club held last year which focused only on coding. In February, students assembled and configured computers for the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Leeward Business Advisors is inspiring young minds and providing real-world contextual experience to students to increase the involvement of females the IT labor force. The national average of females in IT related careers is only 25% [source]. The KTEC computer club is 30% girls. While this ratio is lower than KTEC’s overall student-body ratio, where girls make up 45% of students, it is moving in the right direction. LeewardBA is working to support and encourage diversity.
Leeward Business Advisors supports education with donated time and experience, like the Computer Science Club this year, Coding Club last year, and a Junior Achievement program over the summer, all with KTEC. This year, LeewardBA has also been donating resources to KTEC’s own Innovation Lab.
About Leeward Business Advisors
Recent winners of the Fast Five 2016 Ovation awards, 2016 Lake County Community Impact Award, and KTEC 2016 Partner of the Year - Leeward Business Advisors is a Wisconsin based corporation that provides business strategy planning, business improvement implementation, and full IT operational support. They offer world class Cloud Computing services, Cloud brokerage, Managed IT services, and a full US based Support Service Desk (called Quick Answers). Michael Polzin, CEO has 20+ years of enterprise business and technology experience gained while working at Allstate Insurance and Microsoft Corporation. Jason Klein, CTO has 15+ years delivering effective and efficient technology to Midwest companies.
Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC) is a leader in innovative education, connecting with local, national, and global business and educators, offering rigorous, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) infused academics, producing caring, well-rounded 21st century citizens. Their mission as a PreK-8 school is an innovative learning environment to prepare students for success in a global society through academic excellence using 21st century skills and technology integration.