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We create a bridge to success by enhancing first-in-family college students' opportunities in the technology field.

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To level the playing field for the 1st generation college students as they enter the workforce


"While possessing the right technical skills will always be important, I think leadership skills like coaching and mentoring, communication and diversity of thoughts are increasingly important in our global industry."

               - Robert F. Leduc, President of Pratt & Whitney

Mentorship: Bridge to Connect will pull in professionals to coach and guide these first-generation college students in navigating the professional dos and don'ts. The program will provide infrastructure for these individuals to participate in the building and shaping of the next generation of professionals.

The process is a perpetual mentorship program.

Research: Facilitate the participation of the traditionally non-research focused universities in research involving the production of goods in the technology economy.