Thank you to U.S. Cellular for allowing me to be a member of their Blogger Brigade. All opinions and my love for technology are 100% my own. Be sure to take a look at this Parent-Child Agreement if you’re looking to set some ground rules for cellular use within your family this holiday season.
You’ve heard people say over and over again how today’s youth are our future and it’s the truth. I mean my kids grasp on to new technology so easily it’s mind blowing. A new gadget that takes me days or weeks to learn my 13 year old son can operate within minutes and with no instructions. My 4 year old daughter can operate
my her IPad (“ice pad”) better than I can. My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, yeah they’ve got that down as well.
I think technology should be a huge part of our kids’ education because that’s simply the the direction the world is going and there’s no getting around that. Problem is, I have no idea where to start teaching my kids about things like technology and engnineering because while I do pretty good at staying in the know, I’ll admit they already grasp some things better, or at least faster, than I do. It’s for that reason, I think it’s extremely cool that U.S. Cellular agrees and is commited to helping educate youth on careers in engineering. How many other major brands can you say that about?
Did you know that U.S. Cellular actually gets out there with our youth by visiting schools and providing topline insight into how U.S. Cellular’s network functions? What better way to get them interested in learning skills that will be useful throughout their future?!
National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-27)
To celebrate the 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week, U.S. Cellular is working to help increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers by holding “Ask an Engineer” sessions at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country. The goal of U.S. Cellular’s “Ask an Engineer” sessions are to bring engineering to life for kids and show them the different career paths that are available with a technical or engineering education.
What a great way to motivate youth to explore career opportunities in engineering and to encourage a more diverse engineering workforce in the future. Without engineers and the technology they build, U.S. Cellular would not be able to provide its customers with national coverage and a high-quality network that works wherever they want to go. I mean as a child, what better than a hands-on look at how U.S. Cellular’s network operates to get you excited about learning even more!?
For youth or parents interested in learning more information about career opportunities in engineering, we recommend visiting the official National Engineers Week website at DiscoverE.org.
What do you think? Should technology be a big focus in modern day education? Would your kids be interested in learning how the U.S. Cellular network operates? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
If you’re looking to set some ground rules and talk about cell phone responsibility with your children, be sure to take a look at this Parent-Child Agreement to get the conversation going.