ROXBURY — Comcast announced that it is partnering with Roxbury Innovation Center (RIC) to help foster the organization’s workforce readiness efforts, specifically as it relates to technology program and product offerings.
The Comcast and Roxbury Innovation Center partnership was announced at a special event focused on technology and virtual reality career
opportunities at RIC. This special event was the first in a series of events in the months ahead as part of Comcast’s partnership with RIC.
Attendees were able to sample virtual reality technology, meet technology company executives and learn more about Comcast’s innovative offerings.
Comcast’s financial support includes a grant for RIC to purchase 3D printers, enabling the organization to offer new opportunities and workshops for its users.
In addition, Comcast will produce and create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and air them on dozens of cable networks in the Boston area as well as provide RIC with the opportunity to use longer form profile videos highlighting the success stories from RIC on its social channels and website.
Comcast is providing RIC with a dedicated broadband connection that will support high speed Internet, Xfinity WiFi and the Xfinity X1 Platform.
“Comcast and RIC are natural partners since we both share a commitment to innovation, technology and giving back to the community,” said Tracy Pitcher, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Greater Boston Region. “Today’s event was a great success, which hopefully inspired students and parents to think of a STEM-focused career as a viable choice. I am confident that RIC’s patrons will help imagine and create the products and services of tomorrow for their own startups or other established companies.”
All photos are by Bill Brett.