Thursday, April 24, 2014

BDPA Announces Platinum Sponsorship with Johnson & Johnson

BDPA, a non-profit association focused on increasing the number of African Americans in STEM related careers with a focus on information technology, today announces the return of Johnson & Johnson as a Platinum level partner of the BDPA 2014 annual technology conference being held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN, on August 5-9, 2014.

Globally recognized at home and abroad as an agent of goodwill for over a billion people; Johnson & Johnson has earned a reputation as a leader in providing innovative ideas, products and services one person at a time. They are the world’s largest and most diverse medical devices and diagnostics consumer health care company.
Dr. Craig Brown, National BDPA president said “On behalf of the National BDPA leadership team and its stakeholders, It is my honor and privilege to welcome Johnson & Johnson as a Platinum level sponsor. We thank Johnson & Johnson for their continued support and commitment to BDPA and its members. The partnership, between BDPA and Johnson & Johnson, continues to positively impact the BDPA mission and its members lives through STEM.”

BDPA and Johnson & Johnson have partnered together for seven consecutive years with the same goal in mind, to provide BDPA members with the skills required to meet the demand for skilled IT workers domestically, and advance the careers of African Americans in computer related fields. With members and chapters located throughout the United States, BDPA brings a unique perspective on how to engage youth in computer science, information technology, undergraduate and post-secondary education.
"Johnson & Johnson is excited and proud to continue our Platinum level sponsorship of BDPA, in 2014,” said Regan Scruggs, relationship manager at Johnson & Johnson. “We value our collaborative partnership to raise awareness of Information Technology throughout the community and the opportunity to expand the Johnson & Johnson IT team with talented recruits from BDPA events."
With corporate headquarters located in New Jersey, the company actively partners with the BDPA New Jersey chapter.
Goldie Bonney, chapter president said, “They have been our biggest sponsor for the past several years and their support has allowed us to keep our chapter going strong! Last year we celebrated a milestone 10-year anniversary for our longest running program, our Families in Technology Day."

Beyond the annual conference, the BDPA partnership with the Johnson & Johnson provides college scholarships and internship opportunities to student members. Johnson & Johnson will also conduct employment interviews on August 8-9 during the BDPA Career Fair.

For more information on BDPA and sponsorship opportunities, contact Wayne Hicks, Director, BDPA Corporate Sales Department, on (301) 584-3135 x108.
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