Shefik to Speak at Global Tech Meets Fashion Affair Fundraiser
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Global Technology Training Center (GTTC) is hosting a fundraiser, featuring an array of guest speakers, dignitaries, musical performances, and other special activities. GTTC is the first global technology center in Brooklyn, New York, under the STEM program, which was initiated by President Obama. From early in his administration, President Obama has made improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education a priority — he believes that every American student deserves access to a high-quality education in STEM, for both their future and for the nation’s future. Supporters of GTTC include New York State Assembly Member N. Nick Perry and New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams.
Media personality Shefik will serve as a guest speaker at the event, to be held at GTTC, 8914 Avenue A, Brooklyn, New York 11236, on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/global-tech-meets-fashion-affair-tickets-29418463416, priced at $20. Other guest speakers include professionals from companies, such as Capital One, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Men's Health, Faith and Funding, and Designers Associates.
GTTC was founded with the goal of training a domestic workforce to fill available jobs in technology and manufacturing. Over the next decade, good paying jobs will go unfilled unless individuals are trained to meet the needs.
Now that the GTTC facility is built, and technology training has launched, the organization is seeking funding to sustain their no-cost and low-cost classes. At this time, they already have a waiting list of students seeking to take classes. As the organization builds, they are excited to generate an interest in many underserved populations in business technology, STEM concepts, and technical manufacturing.
The practical training at GTTC also includes real world mindset development, customer service skills, interviewing, and job preparation skills. Individuals need to understand the importance of learning, to adjust their interpersonal skills, as well as technical skills appropriate to the workplace.
GTTC is preparing veterans, those in low income brackets, seniors, underserved youth, and others, to be able to compete in the workforce and earn living wages. GTTC is committed to instituting real change and meet the needs of employers across all sectors.
"As a veteran myself of the United States Army, I am proud to aid in the empowerment of fellow veterans," says Shefik. "I was born in Brooklyn, New York. Coincidently, Global Technology Training Center is located less than a half-mile from where I was raised. Therefore, giving back to my community is a paramount mission."
Shefik is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, based in Istanbul, Turkey). He has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. A seasoned pro in social media with a career background as a Lead Architect and Senior Web Developer, Shefik is on the cutting edge of new media. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME Magazine, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (based in United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on 21 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States.
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