Veolia Helps Improve Student Access to Technology
“Resourcing the world” starts with giving people the tools they need to solve tomorrow’s challenges. Veolia is proud to put this principle in practice by connecting local students with technology that supports interactive and adaptive learning.
“Veolia is eager to help students access devices and applications that can accelerate their studies and set them up for academic success,” said Chris Graziano, Veolia’s Vice President and General Manager of New York operations. “We can never lose sight of the fact that today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”
Veolia provides water service to 500,000 customers in Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Putnam counties in New York. Its charitable contributions program supports initiatives that strengthen the long-term sustainability of these communities. As part of this program, Veolia recently funded technology upgrades for students who participate in the following programs:
Head Start of Rockland
With Veolia’s assistance, Head Start of Rockland, Inc purchased 63 iPads for pre-kindergarten students in its Haverstraw, Spring Valley and Nyack centers. These iPads give young learners hands-on access to a world of interactive applications built to support and accelerate their individual development.
Hudson Valley P-Tech
Rockland BOCES's Hudson Valley P-TECH program acquired new laptops and a 3D printer with Veolia’s recent contribution. This technology provides the tools needed for students to stay on track with the school's hands-on, project-based engineering curriculum.
The program aims to get students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Graduates earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at no cost from Rockland Community College.
About Veolia North America: A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.
About Veolia Group: Veolia Group aims to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. Present on five continents with nearly 213,000 employees, the Group designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for the management of water, waste and energy that are contributing to a radical turnaround of the current situation. Through its three complementary activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, to preserve available resources and to renew them. In 2022, the Veolia group provided 111 million inhabitants with drinking water and 97 million with sanitation, produced 44 terawatt hours of energy and recovered 61 million tons of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 42.885 billion euros in 2022. www.veolia.com