STACK Infrastructure and IPI Partners promote STEM education with Girl Scouts of Colorado partnership

STACK Infrastructure and IPI Partners promote STEM education with Girl Scouts of Colorado partnership

The patch programme introduces the next generation of talent to data centres through technology education.

STACK Infrastructure (STACK), a digital infrastructure partner to some of the world’s most innovative companies, in collaboration with IPI Partners (IPI), a global investment platform focused exclusively on digital infrastructure and other technology and connectivity-related real assets, has announced a partnership with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

The recently developed programme offers Girl Scouts an opportunity to learn new STEM skills and gain insight into the data centre industry with the reward of a patch showcasing their technical achievements.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Girl Scouts of Colorado to nurture today’s youth and open their eyes to the opportunities awaiting them in the world of data centres,” said Heather Paduck, Chief Financial Officer, STACK Americas at STACK Infrastructure. “STACK looks forward to the upcoming wave of data centre talent, and we are excited about the transformative impact they will bring and the exceptional benefits they stand to gain.”

Lauren Sullivan, Managing Director at IPI Partners, said: “Empowering young minds with STEM skills is essential for shaping the future of technology. By collaborating with Girl Scouts of Colorado and STACK Infrastructure, we’re fostering innovation and ensuring that the next generation is well-equipped to thrive in the data centre industry and beyond.”

The programme consists of three engaging learning modules that bridge the connection between everyday applications and data centres. To expand their technical skills, Girl Scouts will tap into critical and creative thinking as they develop their own software applications and design their own server layouts for data centres. Upon completion of this comprehensive learning experience, participants earn a STACK and IPI-sponsored patch exclusive to Girl Scouts of Colorado.

“We believe in the potential of every girl to change the world, and this partnership opens up new avenues for our Girl Scouts to understand the critical role data centres serve,” said Leanna Clark, CEO, Girl Scouts of Colorado. “Through this program, we aim to inspire the next generation of tech enthusiasts who will soon inherit this rapidly transforming world of technology.”

To support its communities, STACK engages in multiple partnerships, including its annual Heroes of the Sea Charitable Fundraiser and Fishing Derby, which surpassed US$1.3 million in programme lifetime contributions last year, benefiting members of the US Coast Guard.

STACK drives the career development of diverse talent through its Women in Data Centers apprenticeship programme and annual Women’s Leadership Summit in partnership with IPI.

STACK’s initiatives directly support social and economic benefits in communities across the globe, and STACK is committed to continuing to advance its mission towards a more diverse and inclusive data centre industry.

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