The UTC Foundation: Encouraging the Future of Critical Infrastructure Industries

One of the things I love about working at Tait is the organization’s emphasis on supporting the next generation of technical leadership. For years we have sponsored and supported organizations like the Wireless Research Centre at the University of Canterbury or the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA).

As one generation of tech talent retires, it is always important to bring in fresh talent and new ideas to ensure the industry continues to grow in positive ways. Not only that, it’s important that the extensive knowledge of the retiring generation gets passed on to the next generation.

One example of this need is in the Utility space. Power distribution is now more important than ever, with more systems and people depending on reliable energy each day. Young talent, fresh ideas, and technological expertise is required to meet these growing demands.

The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) recognized the need to invest in the next generation and develop bright young talent, so they formed the UTC Foundation in 2017.  The Foundation’s mission is “to sponsor educational incentives and programs to attract, retain and support top technology and telecommunications talent to foster the future workforce in critical infrastructure industries.”

Tait was able to support the UTC Foundation by sponsoring the creation of their about video, which you can watch below. I had the privilege of being behind-the-camera for this video, and was very impressed with the people leading the Foundation, the clarity of their mission, and the work they’ve already started doing. To learn more about their work, watch the video below:

If you would like to learn more about the UTC Foundation, get involved, or donate to the cause, you can visit their website for more.

To learn more about the other causes Tait supports, visit Our Causes page.


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