A new program is looking to prepare teens for careers in STEM.
Rockville, Maryland-based technology and engineering solution provider Acquired Data Solutions (ADS) partnered with Edge of Yesterday Media (EOY Media), a teen time travel novel series curator, to launch the MASTERY program, a virtual learning program teaching young people tech skills via an interactive platform. MASTERY is an acronym that highlights essential skills and topics: mindset, arts, storytelling, technology, economy, economy, reflection and you.
The companies partnered to launch MASTERY following this past summer’s On-Ramps to Careers internship program when they discovered their shared passion for working with young adults preparing to transition from high school to college and eventually full-time jobs, per a press release. ADS hosted 40 students for the internship program and developed a curriculum based on concepts like technology, economics, arts, marketing and socializing for successful career paths.
Move over “Fortnite,” Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) “Call of Duty: Warzone” is now the most played free-to-play game among teens, according to a new Piper Sandler survey. The Taking Stock with Teens survey, which draws its conclusions from 9,800 teen respondents in the U.S., found that interest in “Fortnite” has fallen slightly, while “Call of Duty” has skyrocketed.
The news is sure to be welcome for Activision Blizzard, which blew away analysts’ expectations in its Q2 2020 earnings report on the strength of “Call of Duty’s” performance.
Epic Games, the developer and publisher of “Fortnite,” meanwhile is also contending with what could be a lengthy legal battle with Apple (AAPL) over commission fees the iPhone maker collects on sales made through apps downloaded through its App Store.