H5 Data Centers, a U.S. colocation and wholesale data center provider, has announced the opening of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition) Innovation Center in conjunction with the Colorado Technology Association, Handy Networks and Eaton Corp. The Innovation Center will offer students a classroom setting inside an operational data center, providing students focused on Science and Technology a hands-on experience.
Located at H5 Data Centers’ flagship Denver data center campus, the Innovation Center is part of a non-profit program launched on April 21, 2016. H5 and its partners are taking this step to enhance career development of the next generation of technology leaders. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, H5 will host STEM students on a monthly basis.
“Just as it is important for commercial companies to assist in producing our leaders for tomorrow, it is equally vital to promote the development of tomorrow’s engineers and technologists,” said Bill Johnson, vice president of colocation and data center operations, H5 Data Centers. “H5 Data Centers is proud to provide an opportunity to help grow and nurture ambitious students and provide them real-world experience.”
H5’s Denver data center campus highlights:
- Tier III data center serving enterprises and cloud services providers
- 180,000 square feet data center with capacity of up to 30 MWs
- Located in the heart of the Denver Tech Center
“Business-led learning experiences are paramount to filling the Colorado tech talent gap,” said Wendy Nkomo, COO and interim CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. “Exposure to technology in a career setting will inspire Colorado youth to pursue exciting and rewarding careers in tech.”