Founded in 2002, Genesys provides technology and professional skills training to high school students and then places them in entry-level information technology positions with Houston companies, where they apply what they've learned and realize that they can be successful in a professional environment.
Last year, Genesys served 72 students, mostly from Houston ISD schools and expects to surpass 100 students this year by reaching out to Aldine, Spring Branch and Clear Creek ISDs.
"It's obvious that our relationship with Genesys is going to be mutually beneficial," said Park Shaper, president of the Kinder Morgan companies. "Kinder Morgan receives quality, cost-effective IT services and, at the same time, allows us to give a deserving young person a head start on a rewarding future."
"Participating in the program has profoundly changed the lives of some of the city's most disadvantaged youth, many of whom have gone from having no aspirations or directions for life after high school to actually attending college and obtaining a well-paying job in the IT field when they leave our program," Alvarez said. "Our students have expanded their horizons, gained self-confidence and developed talents that will lead to promising careers." – less–ZoomInfo