Sullivan County CCT's Present to Girls, Inc.
On January 28, 2012, Community Cohort Team (CCT) members from Sullivan County, TN, Leona Smith and Julie Short, presented the AITES Community Partner Program to the Greater Kingsport Girls Inc. at their annual initial board meeting. Ms. Smith presented the Community Partner Program to the board of community stakeholders including current and retired IT professionals, social and community organization members, parents, business men and women, and other local professionals. CCT members provided board members with information about the current IT talent crisis in the U.S., local available jobs requiring IT skills and shared information of an upcoming AITES event at Girls, Inc. They also challenged board members to be Stokers so they might support girls while building and supporting their interest in IT careers.