Keystone IT Awards Bridge to the Future Scholorship to Caleb Albers
ST. LOUIS, MO, June 26, 2014 – Keystone IT today announced that it has awarded its first Bridge to the Future Scholarship to 18-year-old Caleb Albers, a recent graduate of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, IL. Albers, who has interned part-time at the St. Louis-based information technology provider since 2013, inspired the Company to create the award as a way to foster innovative and meaningful growth of information technology and help promising students become experts in the field.
“Caleb is a brilliant, talented young man performing many of the same activities as some of our seasoned professionals,” says Katie Nemec, Director of Client Services for Keystone IT. “If he is any indication, the future is very bright for the IT field, and we are so pleased to support him and other young people in their pursuit of an important and fulfilling career.”
Albers will continue to learn from experienced IT administrators, engineers and technicians at Keystone IT in between attending classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning this fall. His current plan is to major in electrical engineering, with an emphasis on robotics, and minor in computer science. The expanding role of technology in every area of the modern world assures him of a diverse, high-demand profession well into the future. “There are endless possibilities with automated and information technologies,” says Albers. “I think they will become even more integrated in all of our lives, so much so that they will be second nature.”
Also appealing to Albers is the challenge of a new problem and freedom to explore new ideas. During his service at Keystone IT, he has discovered an environment particularly open to learning and advancing to the next level, he says. Albers recorded his observations in a paper titled, “The Keystone of Work Culture,” which he submitted for his College Preparatory English class this past semester.
“The employees’ openness to forward thinking is encouraged by the company from the top down,” says Albers. “There is free workplace communication and cooperation, and they just know how to have fun!”